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    • James
    • 26.07.12 | 12:34 (IDT)

    To be fair I don't like Barak. His performance when he was prime minister and his performance as defense minister has been dismal.How does expanding Israel's settlements keep Israel as a Jewish state? How does denying building permits to Palestinians while ignoring thugs like the settlers of Yitzhar enhance Israel's security? Or not drafting the haredi into the army or civil service? Or what about the fact that every founder of Israel like Moshe Dayan and Ben Gurion right before he died called for the territories to be returned. Obviously the settlement blocks would have to be kept. If I was Israeli I would probably vote for Lapid. Lapid is also not anti haredi. Calling for everyone in your country to serve is not being against the haredi especially many haredi schools are funded and don't even teach the minimum curriculum.

    from the article: Ehud Barak is the only leader who can take on Netanyahu
    First published 02:34 26.07.12 | Last updated 02:34 26.07.12
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