Sunday, September 4, 2011

The tents are coming down

After an estimated 450,000 Israelis protested in the streets last night, the tents, which sparked the social justice movement, are coming down. The leaders of the movement say the battle goes on; there will be a next phase. Journalists have noted that the nation's vocabulary has changed; that the power now resides in the people. In a couple weeks the government appointed commission will come out with its recommendations. And then September 20 will be upon us; it will be the Palestinian's turn to demand justice.

With the country's eyes and attention fixed all summer on this miraculous awakening, I just hope Israelis don't look back and realize nothing has changed, especially the government. And isn't the government stronger today than yesterday? What do they have to fear from nearly half a million people, not one of them Avigdor Lieberman.

Oh, and I thought the music sucked last night too.

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