Darkenu is a grassroots movement of Israelis who have had enough with the status quo. The status quo is not working. We cannot simply sit back and accept this tinder box of a security situation, ready to explode at any moment. We cannot accept that the rifts within our society are growing into unbridgeable chasms. We cannot accept that politicians are gleefully pursuing their extremist agendas instead of working to improve our shared society. We are standing up because it is time that we come together—moderates from across the political spectrum. It is time we face reality without fear and say loudly and clearly: We are not waiting for change to come—we will bring it ourselves.
The moderate majority doesn’t sit around at home bemoaning the state of the country. The moderate majority doesn’t allow itself to become disheartened, to fall victim to the politics of division and the fanatical calls to incitement. The moderate majority rises, united, and it takes to the streets in action.