'Guardian' editorial praises social protests, Leef

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September 8, 2011 09:02

 
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British left-leaning newspaper the Guardian expressed praise for the social protest movement in Israel, saying that if 7 percent of any other nation had taken to the streets for the sake of "social justice," it would have been publicly acknowledged that the "long-awaited revolution had arrived."

The editorial also showed particular support for protest leader Daphni Leef, for her eloquent grasp of democracy - the editorial quoted a piece from Leef's speech at the most recent mass gathering in Kikar Hamedina - but for managing to include even the lowest sectors of Israeli society, namely Beduin, into the social movement.

"Leef addressed not just the inequality of Israeli society, but the inequalities inherent in it," the editorial said.

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