Social protest movement influences political posturing as elections loom
The fact that Netanyahu brought up budgetary matters in his announcement of early elections, bears witness to the impact of the social protest movement that erupted in summer 2011.
Whether Prime Minister Netanyahu really tried to wrest authorization for the 2013 budget, and was driven toward the early election option as a result of the negative responses he received, or whether an array of other issues compelled this early election decision, remains an open question. The answer to this riddle, if there really is one, is not really important. Nonetheless, the fact that Netanyahu brought up...
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