A prominent American analyst has described capitalism and social inequalities as cancers, which are devastating western countries as well as Israel.
"And the cancer… the cancer of capitalism, predatory capitalism is destroying western societies, it's destroying Israel. The extreme wealth disparities between a tiny elite segment of society in these countries whether we're talking about America, Israel, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain - the same thing,” Stephen Lendman, writer and radio host told Press TV
The remarks by Lendman come as thousands of Israelis have staged rallies in several cities to protest against social inequalities and the rising cost of living.
"People only take so much before they erupt", he noted.
Lendman also described Britain and America as the two most unjust Western societies, saying, “Israel matches them - extremely socially unjust. Arab citizens 20 percent of the population have no rights whatsoever. But increasingly Jews are denied.”
“They (Jews) denied basic social benefits they used to have decades ago. Neo-Liberal harshness replaces them: healthcare, education, affordable housing and affordable food,” he went on to say.
Thousands of Israelis took to the streets in Tel Aviv on Saturday to protest against social injustice and to demand a reversal of the privatization process. The demonstrations came about a week after the Israeli police arrested almost 100 protesters in Tel Aviv, including Dafni Leef, one of the leaders of the 2011 movement.
Leef and 11 other protesters were arrested on June 23 as they tried to put up tents in Tel Aviv's Rothschild Boulevard in a bid to revive the social justice protests, which rocked Israel last summer.
Israeli protestors want the costs of food, housing and education to come down.
In July 2011, Leef, along with a group of young people, set up several tents on the boulevard to demand social justice and protest the high cost of living in Israel. The protest action sparked a massive movement, which swept Israel for several months.