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Indor: Housing Protest is Radical Left

Is the housing protest really innocent and apolitical? Not according to Meir Indor, who listened carefully to what is being said at 'tent ci
By Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski
First Publish: 7/29/2011, 5:06 AM / Last Update: 7/29/2011, 5:55 PM

The young Israelis who have been protesting the high housing prices in the country have repeatedly claimed that their protest is not political and not leftist.

Meir Indor of the Almagor Terror Victims’ Organization was not sure that the protesters are being truthful, and he visited the ‘tent city’ on Tel Aviv’s Rotschild Boulevard to find out firsthand what they are saying. In the following video, he shares his findings with Arutz Sheva.

“I came to check if all the rumors that this is a leftist demonstration are true and if so, how radical it is,” Indor said. “I found that it’s more radical than I had expected.”

According to Indor, the protesters are ones who are known for their extreme leftist viewpoints, and some are sponsored by the New Israel Fund and by MK Dov Henin’s Communist-based Hadash party.

Indor’s remarks are in line with recent publications that suggested the same. For example, the woman described as the protest leader, Daphne Leaf, has already been exposed by Maariv commentator Erel Segal as a video editor for the New Israel Fund.

MK Miri Regev of the Likud, who was attacked by the protesters when she came to show her support, suggested the same thing. She even noted that Henin was among those leftist MKs (in addition to MK Nitzan Horowitz of Meretz) who were welcomed by the protesters with open arms.

“I’m listening to the discussions inside [the tents] and to the buzz in the air,” Indor said, noting that he has kept a low profile while hanging around the tent camp so as not to be recognized. “They’re not talking about apartments. They’re talking about how to put down Netanyahu’s government.”

Indor brought up as an example Netanyahu’s press conference on Tuesday, in which he presented his plan to solve the housing crisis.

“They didn’t even listen [to Netanyahu],” he said. “They started to laugh. They ran to the radio stations to say they don’t accept the program.

“They are using the methods of all the Communist parties in the world,” he added. “They take a problem in society and develop it so a revolution happens. And they’re talking about a revolution.”