‘New tents for new olim’

11.08.2011                      11.Aw-Elul, 5771

Einwanderer:

‘New tents for new olim’

Immigrants to Israel strive for voice in Tel Aviv protest city; say "this is a fight about survival and trying to make it on a daily basis."

It’s not only born-and-bred Israelis who are taking up the cause on Rothschild.
Orly Shafir, 28, says she is also feeling the cost-of-living pinch and frustration that spurred the unprecedented tent city protests ongoing in the streets of Tel Aviv and across Israel.
Joining thousands of other protesters on Rothschild Boulevard in central Tel Aviv, Shafir and her friend Kate Rosenberg, 26, set up a tent dubbed “Ohalim Chadashim L’Olim Chadashim,” meaning “new tents for new olim,” near 119 Rothschild on July 31….