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Saturday, June 6 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
5 things you should know about the Israeli economy and cheese

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The biggest single protest during the Arab Spring wasn’t about democracy. It was about cheese. And it took place in Tel Aviv, not Cairo, Damascus or Tripoli. On 6 August 2011, over 300,000 Israelis took to the streets to demand more affordable cottage cheese. Why was the biggest popular movement in the nation’s history sparked by the rising price of cheese and what can it tell us about structural flaws in the Israeli economy?

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Raph Managem

Raphael is a policy analyst for a leading government relations firm. He was previously the director of a political fellowship program. Raphael has a BA, studying international law at Hebrew University and international relations at UQ, where his professors described him as 'informed... Read More →

Saturday June 6, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm AEST