I just read a first person account of the Tel Aviv demonstration:
And what did we all get for all this? The usual admonitions from the stage, all empty, vague, and lacking in anything like a coherent vision, let alone a political strategy. The depressing absence of competent leadership among the protesters seemed, more than ever, to be coming home to roost.Yes, I think that Benjamin Kerstein got it right in that these demonstrations have been no more than a fiction, a fake, and that's why only a veteran performer, like Shlomo Artzi could keep the excitement going. And about Artzi, if anyone thinks that the majority of people who showed up at the Tel Aviv location Saturday night did it for political reasons, then they're like those xtians who think that Santa Claus buys the gifts. A free concert is a free concert. The only thing keeping good Jews away was that it took place just a few days before the 9th of Av when a Jew is forbidden to attend concerts. Obviously the organizers don't care about Jewish Law. That was proof for sure.
Indeed, the only person on stage who managed to grasp and move the enormous sea of humanity was veteran Israeli rock star Shlomo Artzi. A brilliant performer, he managed to make one feel, for a brief moment, happy to be with all those people at a moment in history. But even this, as they all sang the lyrics they knew by heart, felt more like an end than a beginning. It was a moment of nostalgia. A longing for a sense of fraternity that the real moment had failed to provide. (complete article)
About the numbers of participants Kerstein and other have been throwing around, like rice at a wedding, they're not realistic at all. Listen to JewsNews for details about that.
Time will show the truth. G-d willing the citizens of Israel won't be fooled by Leftist circus promoted by the media.
Now, we will soon begin the Fast of the Ninth of Av, which is to mourn the destruction of our Holy Temples and the delays in building the Third Holy Temple. This period of mourning gets more and more severe, because the ramifications get worse and worse. That we see on the streets, citizens in a frenzy, worshipping Korach instead of building the Beit HaMikdash, the Holy Temple.
May next year be the festive dedication of the Third Temple, speedily in our days...