From the very beginning of the Occupy Wall Street movement, people wanted to know why. Why did a group of protesters calling themselves “the 99 percent” take up residence in Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan on Sept. 17?
"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.
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.