Latest posts by Elizabeth Tsurkov from July, 2012
Oמ Saturday evening (July 14), 56-year-old Moshe Silman attended the Aviv social justice protest, which marked a year since the beginning of the #J14 protest movement. Since the self-immolation, the discussions about it dominated the Israeli cyberspace. The initial reaction was shock, especially of the hundreds of people who witnessed the self-immolation. Many expressed the feeling that Silman's story could have happened to most Israelis due to the near total absence of a government safety net.
Israel's netizens react with satire to a recently released report that claims Israel is not an occupying power in the West Bank. Image caption reads: "Listen, I'm gonna take off the blindfold. Tell me if you still see the occupation."
One of the major results of the social justice protests in Israel has been a renewed debate about the budgetary priorities of the state. The social justice movement (also known as #j14) demands a more equal distribution of wealth in Israel, including funneling a greater share of the budget to welfare services, instead of current budgetary priorities- namely, the defense budget.