Ben Eleizer and Barak - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ahmet
    • 16.11.09 | 12:29 (IST)

    Can someone who knows Israelis internal politics well tell me why such sane voices such as Ben eleizer and Barak are doing in coalition with a fanatic right wing government and intransigient Netanyahu? During cast lead Barak wanted to end the operation after 3 days but was overuled, Ben Eliezer now decries Netanyahus threats of annexation. Barak almost made a deal with Arafat in 2000.Contrary to Netanyahu, he does not hype up the Iranian nuclear issue and says that Iran is not an existential threat. After all it was the labour party that signed Oslo accords and produced 2 nobel peace winners and this party has also been on good terms with US presidents. someone pls tell why they are coalition partners.

    from the article: Palestinians under world pressure not to declare state unilaterally
    First published 08:24 16.11.09 | Last updated 08:28 17.11.09
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