Sideways and Upward

By Lili Ben Ami

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, December 2012

The Israel tent protest movement of the summer of 2011 communicated two ideas to the Israeli government: (1) "Enough Erosion of the Middle Class" and (2) "The Nation Demands Social Justice." This phenomenon was temporary and rare, but authentic and sincere. Beyond the government's response, which resulted in profound yet limited strides, the protest changed the lives of thousands of people, influencing political parties and changing political discourse to focus on welfare, education, medicine and social justice.

Topic: Change, Activism, Social Issues

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.43/No.695

Page Number(s): 1-2

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel

Identifier: issn:0049-0385

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Ben Ami, Lili. Sideways and Upward. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. December 2012: 1-2. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=15726


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