Everyone who commented so far seems to miss the point that this whole article is sarcastic and simply making fun of Israeli politics and what's going on with the protests. Why else compare it to the French Revolution - a very bloody overturn of power? Why else say something blatantly absurd like "Netanyahu's dream is to turn Israel into a Republican Hinterland like the American Bible Belt?" Or that "Lieberman’s dream is to become Israel’s Putin?" Either Strenger has a very narrow and extremely negative view of Netanyahu and Lieberman or he intended to be snarky. Then he goes on to talk about the creative class (in a very ludicrous way) and a study that has been "proven conclusively," which is something that any economist knows you can't do. Additionally, his description of the creative class is farcical, as well as what he says about China and Russia. I'd continue to pick apart the article, but my point is clear by now.