NO ADVERTISING, GOVERNMENT OR CORPORATE FUNDING

  • Latest News
  • Pitch a Story
  • Work with a Journalist
  • Join the Blog Squad
  • Afghanistan
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Baltimore
  • Canada
  • Egypt
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
  • Russia
  • Economy
  • Environment
  • Health Care
  • Military
  • Occupy
  • Organize This
  • Reality Asserts Itself
  • US Politics
  • Israel's J14 Movement and the Occupation


    Activists criticize economic protest movement for ignoring the Occupation and condition of Palestinians living in Israel -   October 3, 14
    Members don't see ads. If you are a member, and you're seeing this appeal, click here


    Audio

    Share to Facebook Share to Twitter



    I support The Real News Network because it is one of the few remaining political voices of the people. - David Pear
    Log in and tell us why you support TRNN

    Precis

    On June 2nd, Wafa Tiara, a Palestinian agricultural worker organized under the Ma’an union was supposed to address Israel’s J14 social justice movement. At the last minute the organizers decided not to let her speak. The protest was meant to serve as an indicator of whether this movement, which began last summer, could restart after its quiet winter months. While last September saw the biggest protests in the country’s history with half a million people on the streets, only a few thousand turned out this time. The movement started over the high cost of living in Israel and the large gap between the rich and the poor but three main criticisms amassed as the movement grew larger – its refusal to address Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories, address concerns of the Palestinian citizens of Israel and its failure to include Jewish minorities like Russian and Ethiopian immigrants, and the religious orthodox, while focusing on the Ashkenazi middle class. The Real News' Lia Tarachansky spoke to Alon-Lee Green and Eran Bril, two of the organizers of the protest that night, Asma Aghbarieh-Zahalka a representative of the Ma'an Union to which Wafa Tiara, belongs, activists Matan Kaminer and Ronnie Barkan, and journalist Noam Sheizaf.

    Comments

    Our automatic spam filter blocks comments with multiple links and multiple users using the same IP address. Please make thoughtful comments with minimal links using only one user name. If you think your comment has been mistakenly removed please email us at contact@therealnews.com

    Comments


    Latest Stories


    At the Center of a Storm - Irvin Jim, General Secretary of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa on RAI (1/3)
    Marxist Economists, Academics and Philosophers Sworn In to the Greek Cabinet
    Some in GOP See Economic Gain In Immigration Reforms
    Death Toll in Ukraine at Five Thousand as the Ceasefire Breaks Down
    US-India Nuke Deal A Big Win for Corporations
    Will the Kurdish Coalition Hold Kobani?
    US Resumes Drone Strikes in Yemen Despite Political Leadership Vacuum
    CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling Convicted of Espionage
    New Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Sworn In to Office
    President Obama in Saudi Arabia to Pay Respects to Former Friend and Ally King Abdullah
    Historic Victory for SYRIZA Greece
    Now in Power, SYRIZA Faces Herculean Task
    American Sniper: Honoring a Fallen Hero or Whitewashing a Murderous Occupation?
    Holder's Move on Civil Forfeiture Only a Dent in Abusive Police Practice
    TRNN Replay: Saudi Arabia and the al-Qaeda Monster (3/5)
    McCain Calls 'Cold Warriors' to School Senate on National Security
    The Saudis - Oil, ISIS and Revolution
    Republican Abortion Ban Could Put Pregnant Women's Lives in Peril
    GOP Leadership's Invitation to Netanyahu a Provocation Aimed at War with Iran
    'We are going to destroy the Greek oligarchy system'
    TRNN Replay: What are the Saudis Afraid Of? - Madawi Al-Rasheed (2/5)
    Greek Right Fears First Left Government in Greek History
    Pre-Election Posturing Behind Netanyahu's DC Visit
    SYRIZA Heads Towards a Majority in Greece as Elections Approach
    How Obama Can Reduce Carbon Emissions Without Congress
    Feds Won't Pursue Civil Rights Case Against Darren Wilson
    TRNN Replay: American Alliance with Saudi Dictatorship is Hypocrisy Dressed Up as "Realism"
    What Triggered AETNA's Pay Raise to $16/hour?
    Climate Change Crisis Buried in the State of the Union
    The Socialist Response to the State of the Union

    RealNewsNetwork.com, Real News Network, Real News, Real News For Real People, IWT are trademarks and service marks of IWT.TV inc. "The Real News" is the flagship show of IWT and Real News Network.

    All original content on this site is copyright of The Real News Network.  Click here for more

    Problems with this site? Please let us know

    Linux VPS Hosting by Star Dot Hosting