Alone together

This case could be a model for how to make the establishment sit up and listen to residents’ requests

June 22, 2017 19:20
3 minute read.
Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood

The light rail running through Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)


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The right of residents to protest and to request that wrongdoings or neglect by the establishment be amended is one of the pillars of a strong and healthy society. In most cases, an assertive protest can garner significant results. Whether it is out of cynicism or genuine lack of awareness, the authorities are more apt to consider the needs of the residents if the complaints are presented through a protest.

Fair? Not really, but reality. In most cases, with or without a protest, not all the demands will be fulfilled, and both sides (more often the residents) will have to accept compromises.


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