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1 Sep, 2011

New Yorkers Join Israeli Social Protest

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 31, 2011 — Inspired by the seven-week-long protest for greater social justice that have already taken several hundred thousand Israelis to the streets, a group of New Yorkers decided to join in and created “Friends of Israeli Tent Protest”. Some are Israelis living or studying in the Big Apple, some are local Jews responding to the movement’s roots in Jewish values, while others simply identify with the call for less social inequality.

While some of the Israeli organizers initially only wanted to express solidarity with the protest half a world away, their message seem to resonate among many New Yorkers. Judging by the enthusiastic response they have been getting on Facebook and from local Jewish organizations, they expect a significant crowd at a rally planned for 2:00pm this Saturday. The rally will coincide with a mass demonstration in Israel dubbed “The Million March,” hoping to break the record set by the August protests.

via New Yorkers Join Israeli Social Protest, Pointing To Similarities of US and Israeli Economic Ailments.