The true lesson of the social protests
The protests helped changes things for the better, but not because they wrought some deep cultural change. We just learned to give greater obedience to the traditional Israeli commandment: Don’t be a sucker.
These are good days for the Israeli public. Many feel that the spirit of the social protests of summer 2011 is finally bearing fruit. Here are a few facts: After only a few days, criticism of the change in the compensation paid to reservists pushed Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz to allocate NIS 60 million from the defense budget for the soldiers. And in light of the public’s...
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