Israelis join in as protests go global

Hundreds of Israelis gathered in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa and Kiryat Shmona in solidarity with social justice demonstrations being held around the world on October 15th.

Galvanized by the Occupy Wall Street movement, the protests on October 15th began in New Zealand, rippled east to Europe and returned to their starting point in New York. Demonstrations touched most European capitals and other cities. They coincided with the Group of 20 meeting in Paris, where finance ministers and central bankers from the major economies were holding crisis talks

Tel Aviv Museum Square (Photo Eli Gozansky)

.In the “People’s gathering” in Tel Aviv, the local branch of the Communist Party of Israel (CPI) organized an open debate on capitalism and the working class.

On October 29th, the “Social Justice” movement in Israel is planning to wage huge demonstrations demanding the reopening of the 2012 state budget.

On November 1st, this movement together with the trade union federation Histadrut is planning the “First People’s strike” all over the country.