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Protesting Social Injustice by Self-Immolation
Among developed nations, Israel is one of the most unjust.
by Stephen Lendman
Social justice in Israel is just a figure of speech. It's entirely lacking. Neoliberal harshness is policy.
Israel replicates the worst Western society policies. Little about it gets reported.
Last summer, unaffordable housing prices and other social injustice issues sparked weeks of nationwide protests. L ong-denied Israelis reacted. They're back. Promises made were broken.
Israelis want longstanding grievances resolved. Netanyahu turns a blind eye. July 14 marked the anniversary of summer 2011 rallies, demonstrations, and marches.
Thousands rallied in Tel Aviv. No one imagined what Moshe Silman planned. He self-immolated in protest.
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