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How Occupy Wall Street is like Israel’s summer protests


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/nation/article/how_occupy_wall_street_is_like_israels_summer_protests_20111009

As the Occupy Wall Street protest enters its third week, with demonstrations popping up in more than 10 cities, the protesters are aggressively pushing a comparison to the Arab Spring. Some say the movement has channeled the zeal (or perhaps the naivete, others would argue) of the 1960s anti-war demonstrations. But it’s not Tahrir Square or Chicago in 1968 that Occupy Wall Street most resembles. It’s the protests for economic justice that swept Israel this summer.

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