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The CEOs of the banks and high-tech, Israel's seventh public, defend a system that consistently tramples the poor and the weak, and that not only requires reform - but also demands a revolution •

The illustrious protesters who fight fiercely for the human rights of the weak communities in Israel, for the poor and against the reform of the legal system - are the capitalists, the CEOs of the banks and the CEOs of the high-tech giants.

The CEOs of the banks represent the most powerful bodies in the Israeli economy, which are apparently a kind of monopoly under the protection of the law.

They are the same CEOs who received bonuses this year for the record profits brought to them by Israeli households.

Profits that were recorded not because of special efficiency or wise investments - but because of inflation, which blew their net profits to a dream high of more than NIS 17 billion.

All this - at the expense of an Israeli invention that never fails: the minus in the bank accounts.

The interest on the minus, the same product off the bank shelf that many Israelis reluctantly consume, led under the auspices of inflation, combined with the mortgage payments, to a bombardment of profits, and of course - also to huge personal bonuses for the new activist protesters.

Does the mobilization of senior Israeli business leaders and CEOs of high-tech companies in favor of the demonstrations remove the mask from what is behind them?

Let's break it down.

The "Indian Robins" claim that if, heaven forbid, there is a legal reform here - the court will not be able to protect the weak, human rights, those who have been run over under the wheels and who have no one to represent them.

There is no limit to the cynicism in this claim.

Throughout the years, and the important struggles we waged, the High Court of Justice was far from protecting the weak and the minorities: it avoided deciding on questions of distributive justice of property taxes between the regional councils and the kibbutzim and the development towns;

made ugly compromises, such as in the case of Hassi or in the case of Givat Amal, where the judgment itself was written in a racist manner;

And even protected the strong majority from the minority - such as preventing gender segregation in studies for ultra-Orthodox women so that they could get a master's degree, for example.

The major struggles that affect people's lives in the long term are often fought in the courts of the periphery, where the big banks regularly trample the poor and the weakest, who usually face the greased legal machines without adequate legal representation, because there is no real public defender in the public justice system in Israel .

And then, without shame, the powerful capitalists stand by their friends and neighbors, the rich and wealthy public of Israel, the people of high-tech and academia, the top executives of the economy, the pilots, the salt of the earth, the good people and other superlatives - and they tell us, without any shame, how they defend a system that does not Only reform is needed, but a complete revolution is needed.

I want to suggest something to the CEOs of the banks and their friends: if you are so altruistic - how about donating some of the bonuses you received this year to fund legal representation for the poor people you sued in the execution and receivership, so that they at least have a lawyer when they stand before you in court?

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Source: israelhayom

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