Monday, August 8, 2011

Wishful thinking

Reuters Jerusalem correspondents, who don't even try to hide their radical left political views, publish a slideshow on the recent economic protests in Israel.  It's captioned:
The biggest economy-related protests in Israel's history could signal the resurgence of Israel's left-wing.
Big as these protests were (an estimated 250,000 people), the left-wing in Israel has been, along with Reuters, dying a slow painful death.  The Meretz party for example, which probably best typifies the ideology and politics of the left garnered just three parliamentary seats in 2009, down from twelve in the early 1990s.

That a sizable number of Israelis would like to see cheaper housing and cottage cheese does not a political resurgence make.

Still, Reuters can always hope.

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