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Social Origins of Israeli Unrest

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Dafni Leef has been at both bookends of the recent protests in Israel. They started in mid-July, when Leef, a Tel Aviv filmmaker, was met with a hike in her rent that she could not afford to pay. Instead of moving to a new apartment, she moved to a tent on Rothschild Boulevard, the city's sleekest thoroughfare, and set up a Facebook event calling on her compatriots to join her. The spark of dissent hit tinder, and then the flames alit on a social landscape desiccated by ...

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Max Ajl

 

Max Ajl studies development sociology at Cornell University and has been published widely, including in Middle East ReportHistorical Materialism, and the Guardian's Comment is Free.  He is an editor at Viewpoint Magazine and edits Jadaliyya's Palestine and Political Economy Pages (Other Jadaliyya writings are available here and here). He is on Twitter at: @maxajl.

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