24.07.2011 22.Tammus, 5771
Social Affairs: ‘A drop in a sea of injustices’
Are the "tent-city" housing-price protests just a festival of scattered demands, or are they the seeds of a pan-Israeli social movement?
You could do worse than be the owner of a camping supplies store this past week. First in Tel Aviv, and one by one in cities across the country, tent cities have sprouted up like mushrooms after the rain, as a youth-led revolt against soaring housing prices has gone from being a Facebook event to a headline-grabbing phenomenon that has reached the Knesset.
Nearing its second week, with a gathering of the nation’s tent cities called for Saturday night in Tel Aviv, the movement has been branded as bearing a muddled message and unclear demands, along with a glaring lack of leadership….