Nostalgia for Hugo Chavez

Why isn't the Netanyahu government giving the social protesters 'bonuses' to have them vote for the 'right' party? Because it simply cannot. Because the deficit is large and there is an urgent need for serious and painful cuts.

If it were only possible, the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister would already have found the way to placate the participants of last summer's protest movement, to bring them close to the trough and to feed them billions of shekels of benefits, reductions and subsidies. This does not mean that they believe the protest is justified. As far as they are concerned, the protesters are a group of left-wing...