A Government Of, by and for the Tycoons

When Israel’s next social uprising ignites, we can blame the tycoons for replacing 2011’s spirit of brotherhood with class and communal warfare, largely on the backs of the ultra-Orthodox and the poor.

The social protest that erupted in the summer of 2011 was a big bang. It replaced Israel’s diplomatic-security agenda with a socioeconomic agenda. It put the middle class and its problems at the center of public life. It let loose in the city streets a dragon of civic discontent that demanded radical change and didn’t accept Israel’s domestic situation as it was.