One week after revealing his identity, the Israeli émigré who sparked the "Milky protest" with his Facebook page urging Israelis to move to Berlin has decided to return home.
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Naor Narkis, the founder of the Olim LeBerlin Facebook page, announced his decision on the social networking site.
"I will return to Israel in the coming month," he wrote in a post. "My experience here has greatly affected me. I'm not interested in making promises or pretending that I have the ability to effect 'change,' it's quite possible that I can't. Right now, I mainly want and need to rest, but I hope that all of us together as a society can [change]. We must choose to be a society and not individuals. We must choose to speak, not stay silent. I have complete faith that we Israelis have all the energy and strength necessary to make Israel a better place for many more people."
The Olim LeBerlin Facebook page – whose name plays on the word aliyah, referring to immigration to Israel – was posted anonymously in late September.
The campaign gained momentum and sparked outrage after he posted a picture of a receipt showing the German equivalent of the Milky chocolate pudding snack costing a fraction of what it costs in Israel.