On October 21st, Shalom Arshav France held a public meeting with political scientist Ilan Greilsammer, professor at Bar Ilan University.

Professor Greilsammer exposed how the Israeli political system is blocked because of the failure of the peace movement to address social and economic issues « Underprivilieged and working class Israelis need a clear message that their economic and social situation will only get better once less money will be given out to occupation and the military. Until then, nothing will change », he said.

At the end of the meeting, the Gaza-Sderot project was presented to the meeting’s participants as a space for forgotten issues to be voiced by ordinary people in Gaza and Sderot.