Survivors’ protest makes foreign journalists gasp, security vanish
By Daniel Ben Simon

It’s difficult to remember when security last had been so flimsy for a demonstration outside the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem. All the frantic nervousness characterizing the most closely guarded compound in Israel, if not the entire Middle East, disappeared Sunday during the Holocaust survivors’ protest.

Thousands of protesters marched hundreds of meters from the Wohl Rose Park to the Prime Minister’s Office unhindered, while security guards kept a very low profile. The last thing they needed was a violent clash with the Holocaust survivors.

Foreign journalists were visibly taken aback by the bizarre spectacle of a Jewish state apparently at war with Jewish Holocaust survivors, who were angrily protesting what they considered a miserable stipend offer from the government.