The evolution of protests into handling of pandemic

SOME 30 Scots and Israelis attended the Glasgow Progressive Zionist Forum’s inaugural event on Sunday.

The Zoom session, led by Doubi Schwartz, regional programme officer at the Alliance for Middle East Peace, examined the ongoing protests in Israel and the state of Israeli political society.

The session, entitled ‘Israel in turmoil: Democracy under pressure — or in action?’, saw Mr Schwartz take the audience through the protests’ development from one-man outside his home, through to marches and carnival-like events.

He described the situation from first-hand experience, explaining how the protests shifted in focus from the original corruption allegations against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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