Amos Oz has very perceptively accentuated the fact that this popular protest goes far beyond merely economic injustices and imbalances (even though those very crucial issues provided the initial impetus for the revolt in the streets); I would even go a step further and claim that not only the blatant disregard of the government for the people who by their labor and loyalty provided the State with the means to become economically prosperous (even though that prosperity has been very unevenly distributed by now) but the much deeper discontent of Israelis against the erosion of the democratic and egalitarian values and principles that has been insinuated very stealthily into their lives and is even being legislated lately is at the very bottom of this popular uprising which - as Amos Oz so aptly observes - is overpowering, heart-warming and encouraging. This shared outrage and those common aspirations to rectify the wrongs wreaked upon an undeserving citizenry makes us all brethren in a common cause, indeed.
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