"I can't even live month to month," he said. "I won't be homeless, and so I am protesting."
He blamed "the state of Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz, for the humiliation that the weakened citizens go through every day, taking from the poor and giving to the rich."
In summer 2011, Israelis protested nationwide for social justice. Hundreds of thousands participated. People chanted "We want justice, not charity."
"Taking from the poor, giving to the rich, what a country of corruption."
Growing social and economic inequality affects most Israelis. Since the 1980s, policies disproportionately favored privileged elites.
Social benefits keep eroding. Wealth disparity gaps widen. Unemployment and poverty grow. Hunger and homelessness affect growing numbers.
Israelis face similar race to the bottom issues as Western societies. At issue is neoliberal harshness. Elitist interests alone matter. Popular needs go begging.
People finally react. No more they say. Grievances they want addressed include: