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    • Josh Goldman
    • 11.11.05 | 21:41 (IST)

    HI Bill A couple of points. I think that associating the Israeli Labour Party in its current form with socialism is inaccurate. Secondly, the reason why so many mizrachim support Likud probably has less to do with the attitude towards Likud's Palestinians than it does with the decades of discrimination suffered under the rule of the Ashkenazi elite. Rightly or wrongly they have seen Likud as a challenge to the European elitism and racism of Labour. It is this kind of internal complexity within Israeli society that is so often ignored. Not everything we do here is determined by the situation vis-a-vis the Palestinians (believe it or not!).cheers Josh

    from the article: Analysis / Fold up the road map
    First published 00:00 11.11.05 | Last updated 00:00 11.11.05
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