This years global uprisings remind us how infectious the revolutionary spirit can be. In recent weeks, a social movement within Israel has sprung to life in an almost spontaneous manner.
A small housing protest that started on July 14 has swept hundreds of thousands of people into protest across the country.
As in many other countries, people in Israel face rapidly rising living costs and the privatisation of public assets.
Israel once saw itself as a welfare state (though its policies have been designed to benefit mainly the Jewish population since its inception).