Prominent Israeli authors visit Tel Aviv tent city in show of solidarity

29.07.2011                      27.Tammus, 5771

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Prominent Israeli authors visit Tel Aviv tent city in show of solidarity

Meir Shalev, Yoram Kaniuk and others visit the protesters on Rothschild Boulevard, calling on them not to quit until elections are called and Netanyahu is replaced.

Israeli writers Meir Shalev, Yoram Kaniuk, Etgar Keret, Eshkol Nevo and poet Ronny Somek visited the tent city in Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv Thursday, offering their support in the struggle to lower living costs in Israel. The writers sat and talked with the protesters and read stories to the children who took part in the "stroller marches" that took place earlier in the day.
"I think this is a unique event," Shalev said. "The Israeli government is neglecting and ignoring the backbone of its society. This is a government that obeys only those who exert power on it. So far it has been the Orthodox and the settlers, and now we are seeing that there is organizing on this side of the Green Line as well."…