Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Photo Update: Tel Aviv's Tent Demonstration at Rothschild Boulevard, Part 2


Please find the first part of the photos I took on Monday 8 August 2011, HERE !
Below comes the second part and the pictures are taken on the same day.

Someone stuck his monthly bills (electricity, water, gas, etc.) on his tent.

The Information Center of the Demonstration

Preparing lunch

 Copyright / Photos:  Miriam Woelke


  1. What I don't understand is why people aren't willing to move outside of Tel Aviv into a neighbouring suburb.

    Cut down on spending and learn not to live above one's means. Maybe I come arrogant to some. Maybe I just don't care for the latest phones, nightclubs, concerts etc

    Life is expensive in many communities.. especially for us here in the Diaspora.

    Our cost of living has sky rocketed. Keeping kosher, education costs, health insurance and a never ending pile of bills is apart of life.

    You won't find me out on the streets protesting. I live within my means and if that means going without then so be it.

    Gut Shabbos

  2. B"H

    The people I spoke to said that they don't see the point why not everyone should be allowed to live in Tel Aviv.

    When I said that people who don't have anough money should look for affordable places outside Tel Aviv, I got the response that the exclusion is unfair. Everyone, with or without money, should have the right to live in Tel Aviv.

    Maybe I should claim my right as a human being and move to Beverly Hills. :-)

    For years, Israelis have become more and more spoiled and just want everything. Especially those without a good education or any job. And now they see their chance coming up.

  3. That's where the problem is. The whole notion of "keeping up with the Schwartz's" but more so wanting what you're neighbour has.

    Honestly in my humble opinion I don't believe that it's an exclusion though more so a reality check. I didn't get everything I wanted growing up. My parents taught us how to be frugal and to live within our means. This included hand me downs. I was quite content with that.

    We learned that money didn't grow on trees and that people who place too much emphasis on material possessions lived a shallow life. What meaning does it have to have the latest phones and televisions or what sports team you follow.

    That and knowing what was more important in life. Unfortunately it seems for some Israeli's living within the Tel Aviv 'bubble' is more important than Torah and Mitzvot.

    This is why my life is so different from chilonim. And what makes it worse they protest on Shabbos.

  4. B"H

    The Hebrew edition of the "Jerusalem Post" is reporting today that last Friday, a dispute has risen within the tent community in Rothschild. There are basically seven "leaders" but according to a tent participant, they only do something for themselves and don't care about the rest of the demonstrators. Those seven love to give interviews, be famous and take TAXIS to Jerusalem in order to meet government representatives.

    Do you know how much a taxi is from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem ?
    Hundreds of Shekels !!!

  5. Then it's obvious that some people have ulterior motives regarding this protest.

    From housing shortages to overprices properties alot of people are feeling the pinch when it comes to buying a home if they have the financial means to do so.

    I'd rather live in Yerushalayim over Tel Aviv if I ever did make Aliyah.