A Memorial for the Social Protests

Insistence on keeping the social protest apolitical was one of the factors that enabled Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid to speak on its behalf and presume to be its loyal representative - and thereby to rack up 19 Knesset seats.

There was one moment during the social-justice demonstration on Saturday night that explained why these protests won’t succeed. From a makeshift stage on Tel Aviv’s Kaplan Street, in the place where Moshe Silman immolated himself in despair last year, protest organizer Daphni Leef said the social-justice struggle had nothing to do with...