A Democrat in Israel

Aug 2011
Who's the man dedicated to spreading peace and democracy throughout the world?

This past year we have read about the protests for "social justice" in Israel. Wikipedia has judiciously chronicled them: Main article: 2011 Israeli social justice protests#Events leading to the protests And the Israeli newspapers offer opinion:

Police clear rent protest on Dizengoff Street in Tel AvivBy JPOST.COM STAFF 07/21/2011 09:05
According to Israeli media, some students came to the corner, where construction is underway for a new luxury high-rise building, earlier in the morning attempting to disrupt construction work.
Housing protests go on: Students interrupt Knesset c'tee By JPOST.COM STAFF 07/25/2011
Protesters yell "We're sick of it!" in hearing to find solution to ongoing rent crisis; 5 arrested, police officer hurt in protests.
Leaders of protest movement launch 'second stage' Advocates of social change plan to "maintain the energy and passion"; will focus on new budget which gives more funds to address social issues. 9/6/2011

But what you haven't read is that Stanley Greenberg, US Democrat pollster and party handyman, was the man with the plan.

Is Israel Being Alinskyed or Greenberg-Carvilled?

An MSNBC news spot on The Weather Channel (TWC) this morning caught my attention. Out of the blue, for no apparent reason, the news announcer informed his audience that thousands had taken to the streets in Israel this weekend to protest the high cost of living. It was, he said, the eighth week of protests there.

According to the report:

Greenberg directed the strategists to create a protest that was not led by one specific group, in order to create social ferment. An unnamed left-wing leader would eventually step into this ferment and take the reins, Greenberg predicted.

The Israeli strategists reportedly include Boaz Gaon, Moshe Gaon and Eldad Yaniv, who worked in Ehud Barak?s successful race for Prime Minister in 1999, also in cooperation with Greenberg.
Report: 'Clinton Adviser Greenberg is Behind Israeli Protests' Press says 100,000 ? 400,000 people are taking part. Channel 2 commentator: protest is against policies that favor hareidis and settlers.

According to an investigative report by Maariv's Kalman Libeskind, the protests were engineered by a group of media strategists who are directed by prominent Democratic strategist Stanley Greenberg,...

What can I say? Heeeeeeer's Barry, lighting one more fire for freedom in the Middle East.

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