Israel Left on Life Support

In the context of a weakening liberal party in Israel, Tal Kra-Oz at Tablet looks at how the annual memorial rally for Yitzhak Rabin, traditionally a significant event for liberal Israelis, has diminished in importance. Kra-Oz believes that this is a part of a larger political problem in Israel. Kra-Oz writes, “[The] willingness of the left, as typified by their willingness to cede the rally to voices from the right, to gloss over the things Rabin died for—ending the occupation for the sake of Israel, if not for the sake of peace—is symptomatic of a dangerous trend in Israeli society … At the very least, the Israeli public is entitled to politicians on both sides willing to face the issues head on.” 

Read at Tablet

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