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    • rocky
    • 15.02.13 | 17:37 (IST)

    Shure, pragmatism in politics is a good virtue, but I thought Israel is alraedy a westren democracy, do we really need to begin with the 19th century again to covince the right-wingers of the most basic principles of western democracy as f.ex. : all men are equal especially before the law and shall not be discriminated cause of there race, religion, sex and so on? And by the way, what govt- posts the left has to offer? Otherwise did the left, Labor, participated in Kadima and Likud- Govt to mild their radicalism, to compromise with them to find a way in the middle, and at the end Barak failed, or he was a bad strategist, or he turned out to be a Likudnik. and his gvt post was his plum job. Do we really want to wait other 100 years to reach a true democracy with equality of all citizens? to get a peace treaty with the palestinians, or is it simply that the other side doesn't want to compromise. What is the compromise between a the Two- State- Solution and the colonization of the Westbank...?

    from the article: Why Israeli leftists must see 'Lincoln'
    First published 09:31 15.02.13 | Last updated 09:31 15.02.13
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