Haaretz endorses this initiative by calling them "leading intellectuals". They are probably leading "useful idiots", as prescribed by the leftish manifesto of old times. This leading individuals should not tell the Israeli Government that it needs to negotiate with a movement whose declared intention is to destroy Israel. The should talk to Hamas and lead THEM into accepting Israel's existence. Then they can come back to Israel with a realistic proposal - not a political one.
Saudi-led coalition air strike kills around 30 Yemeni civilians (Reuters)
from the article: Leading Israeli authors, intellectuals call for truce with Hamas