#j14 and #OccupyWallStreet

My intensely thoughtful spouse Noa pointed out that it was the #j14 protests in Tel Aviv (and not Tunisia or Tahrir Square) that gave folks living in Western democracies a green light to launch grass-roots, leaderless protest movements of their own.   The lesson...

With the end, a look back at the beginning…

The text, in English, “thanks” to Google Translate.  (The Hebrew is here.) Something great, something amazing has happened this summer. Summer 2011 is a great summer of Israel’s new hope.This hope was born, as many hopes, out of a sense of despair,...

What sense do you make of #j14?

The tent city protests (twitter hashtag #j14) began in Tel Aviv on Friday, July 15.  A few tents suddenly appeared in Habima Square.  There had been an internet call for protests against rising rents.   By Motzai Shabbat, the tents spread to fill a block on...