The Success of Israel's Social Protest Failure

While Tuesday's election was in many ways about the social protests in Israel in 2011, it did not address the most pressing social ills and only perpetuated the false dichotomy between right and left.

Tuesday's election in Israel revolved around the success of the social protests of the summer of 2011 -- and also their failure. If we cannot comprehend this paradox then we cannot easily comprehend the bizarre and surprising campaign we just witnessed -- and what it is expected to bring.