Daphni Leef: How a woman in a tent became Israel's top story

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More than 350 people are now living in Tel Aviv's tented city after Daphni Leef invited fellow Israelis to join her protest on Facebookwhat did Leef do to bring her such national attention? She got chucked out of her flat. And then wrote on Facebook. Just over a month ago she was told that she needed to leave her Tel Aviv apartment because the building was slated for redevelopment. She started looking for a new home, and was shocked to find how expensive rents had become.
"I called up a friend and said, 'I'm setting up a tent'," she recalls. "He said I should calm down." But she did not calm down - instead she opened a Facebook "event", inviting people to erect tents in central Tel Aviv to protest against high housing prices.

More than 350 people are now living in Tel Aviv's tented city after Daphni Leef invited fellow Israelis to join her protest on Facebook
It quickly gained momentum, and, a month later, there are 350 tents in Tel Aviv's "tent city" where she lives, and more than 500 tents in spin-off demonstrations elsewhere in the country. The campaign is dominating the news. A poll by Haaretz suggests that some 87 per cent of Israelis are behind it. A fortnight ago 30,000 people marched in Tel Aviv in support. via thejc.com
Who is she? Does she support a two state solution? Does she think Islam is a religion of "Piece"? The fact that the media won't tell me frightens me. If Israelis want to build homes, I'm all for it... but there is plenty of concrete in Tel Aviv. Judea and Samaria is where natural growth should occur. What is her take on that? I'm not optimistic.

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