Thank you for another great article Yitzhak. The demonstrations of last year, from those in Rotschild to New York to Madrid, showed us one thing in particular. Broad issues such as excessive corporate pay, can bring out huge numbers of people on the streets. But with these wide cross-sections of societies comes the inevitable dilution of pragmatic radical demands. There does appear to have been a somewhat understandable cynicism by the radical left internationally in their treatment of these movements. But this has fed into a self fulfilling prophecy-whereby the very reasons that the established left had to be weary of Occupy and the likes, has manifested itself into reality, exactly because more radical, serious proposals were largely absent. The camps in Israel last summer were treated as a semi-political summer vacation by many on the streets- and they were accordingly by those in the Knesset, and right they have been. The disappointment from the failure to make any substantive gains by the protesters still has the opportunity to be constructively channelled. It's time for the collaborative formation of a grassroots radical left-wing organization in Israel which can unite the currently discontent and disconnected, and call actions on the streets.
from the article: Israel's left doesn't want it