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    • 01.08.11 | 17:02 (IDT)

    The party that instituted the Social-Democratic system in Israel in the early days, is absent from the protests and discussions over cheaper housing and lower cost of living. It should be representing the Middle Class at this very moment, so that the people will remember what the party's true agenda is. But Labor is nowhere to be seen. There is a formal reason for this: In early September, elections for Labor Leader will take place and all the candidates are very busy electioneering. But HELLO, there are some people who should speak out. There is the acting leader, Harish, who is not a candidate, and there is MK Braverman, a world renowned economist who should lay out an economic restoration plan. Perhaps Labor deserves to die, as it appears to be doing. After all, when Netanyahu dismantled Socialism and replaced it by unrestrained capitalism, US-style, Labor was even member of the coalition, but said nothing. A sad end to the party Ben Gurion had created in order to establish and direct the State of Israel.

    from the article: Civil uprisings demand a constitution
    First published 16:06 01.08.11 | Last updated 16:06 01.08.11
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