Leaders of the summer’s “J14” protest movement for social justice announced
Sunday what they called the formation of a political movement based on the
protests that swept the country over the summer.
Daphni Leef, the
26-year-old Tel Avivian who started the nationwide tent city protests against
housing costs this July with a post on Facebook, said the movement “will forge
an extra-parliamentary means to protest the cost of living, fight for Israeli
democratic and cultural values and serve all branches of the protest that
started this past summer.”RELATED
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In a press release on Sunday, Leef and other
fellow protest leaders said the movement will be called “B is a tent,” a slogan
popular on posters and t-shirts worn by protesters over the summer.
said that the movement will focus on what they called the one real
accomplishment of the movement – the formation of connections between “the
creative, moderate and democratic people in each of the sectors of society, in
order to strengthen the public against the government on the national and local
They vowed that the movement will hold “social congresses” across
the country, launch a social issues media office and fight for affordable
housing and improvements in public welfare.
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