ACRI asked "What happened to us? How did Israel become a country impossible to live in with dignity?"
Over the last decade, housing assistance was more than halved. Help for renters was cut over two-thirds.
Healthcare spending is down over 40%. Education cuts are reflected in fewer classroom hours, lower teacher pay, downgrading their status, and markedly lower student achievement scores.
Unemployment is rising. Around two-thirds of Israelis earn subsistence wages. Women average a third less pay than men.
Growing poverty affects employed and unemployed Israelis alike. Social safety net protections are vanishing. Candidates for Israel's 19th Knesset ignore it.
Israel no longer is fit to live in. Leef protested for what's right. She was brutalized for trying. She faces bogus charges. On January 23, proceedings against her will begin. What follows bears watching.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at Email address removed .
His new book is titled "Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity."