The people of Israel also wants a revolution
August 21, 2011 1 Comment
Apparently the Arab revolution that demands social justice and equality has not just happened in the land of Arabs, Israelis inspired the revolution that occurred in Egypt and Tunisia that continues to spread throughout the Arabian Peninsula.
As quoted from an article written by Mustafa Abd Rahman in the daily Kompas newspaper, hundreds of thousands of the people of Israel, Saturday, August 13, 2011 evening, again rallied in several cities in the country by shouting the slogan “the people want a strand of the breath of life and social justice“.
Seen in almost every major street in cities such as Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other cities are like Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, all pitched at the demands for social justice and equality between rich and poor sound loud exactly like the howl of a previously heard in Tahrir Square in Cairo or in the Habib Bourguiba Road, Tunis.
Democratic system in Israel is more established but apparently due to substantially protests in the Arab world and Israel have an equal footing, even though Israel is relatively prosperous economy with income per capita are about 28,000 U.S. dollars per year compared to Egypt which is only around 2,700 U.S. dollars per year.
Social and economic problems that fueled popular anger at Israel do not appear suddenly, and can be followed since the mid-1980s. The Israeli government was implementing privatization policies that paved the way for entrepreneurs to grip the country’s economy. In 1986, the Government of Israel to sell 90 state companies to private. Year after year the privatization was increasingly felt to cause more losses than gains.
Younger age groups have difficulty obtaining the feasibility of living, prices rose sharply, for example property, even, than they had trouble renting. Price rent for a month in Tel Aviv on average 4500 shekels, or about 1,300 U.S. dollars. That means about 60 percent of the average income of residents of Tel Aviv used to rent a house. Price rent a house in Jerusalem a month on average 3700 shekels, or about 1050 U.S. dollars.
Life in various places in the world has the same characteristics, people basically want a good life and decent, but the government and authorities are often very far from the expectations of the people at large.
Various countries in the end must have sensistivity of the interests of the people, when the demands of the people who look from the demontran not met, the government prepared to fall down and gave birth to a new government.
As said by analysts in Israel, Netanyahu will end up like Hosni Mubarak in Egypt and Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia which was overthrown by people resistance.
(Source Kompas /Images CC)