I agree that Israel has need of a real party of the left to at least raise the important issues. The US too, desperately needs a party of the left. The US really has only one party, the party of the oligarchs, with slightly different sounding rhetoric especially on minor social issues. All this, of course, is just a cover for a government that caters to the corporations, the military industrial -complex, and the super rich regardless of which party is in power. Obama is the perfect example. No Republican could have pushed the Republican agenda any better. Israel appears to be repeating the US example only with a multiple of parties all pushing the same line. And the beneficiaries in Israel appear to be the same group - the corporations, the military-industrial -complex and the super rich. Strange coincidence?
Law expanding definition of terrorist activity passes first Knesset reading (Haaretz)
from the article: The Israeli left has been orphaned