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Israeli Spring

Israeli Spring

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About 3,000 Israelis participated in a march Saturday night marking the second anniversary of the social protests of the summer of 2011.

The marchers walked down Ibn G’virol Street to Caplan Street, to the spot where a protester named Moshe Silman set himself on fire a year ago. They set up a monument in his memory.

Dafni Lief, one of the leader of the heady 2011 mass protests, told the small audience that the public has lost its faith in politicians.

True. But also in social protest marches, apparently.

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About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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