Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clinched deals for a coalition government on Thursday reflecting a shift to the center in Israel and a domestic agenda that has shunted peacemaking with Palestinians to the sidelines.
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable," John F. Kennedy wisely put forth in a 1962 speech. As I write this, the Occupy Wall Street movement is in full swing, and I can't help but be reminded of my summer covering the social and economic protests in Israel.
Hundreds of Israeli medical residents who resigned said they will not obey an order by the National Labor Court sending them back to work.
Hundreds of medical residents in Israel have resigned, leaving many Israeli hospitals shorthanded.
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.
The Israeli Cabinet approved the Trajtenberg report, which proposes solutions to Israel's socioeconomic problems.