In July, the Arab Spring had turned into the Israeli Summer. What started in Tunisia, and then spread to its neighbor Egypt (this time freeing the Egyptians themselves from Pharaoh),
had now crossed the Red Sea and arrived in the Holy Land.
Once again, a spontaneous uprising of the people took over public spaces. And like their neighbors, the Israeli movement was spread through social networks and the internet, and was led by the youth. While their demands weren’t as drastic as the demands of Tunisia or Egypt, the very fact that they were protesting at all was a radical development. The demands were primarily economic, focused on equality and social justice, similar to demands from Europe and eventually America….