it is really quite interesting. Taking a leftist public position qualifies one for more jobs with a decent salary than those who maintain a standard position. I would argue it is unethical, repugnant and really....not loyal to Israel, at all. I know lots of people would describe these people as "traitors". Some would describe them as "insane". Let them debate Landau and Netanyahu, even Barak. They know that there is a strong majority of people in Israel who love Israel, who serve in The IDF etc. So, they know that whatever they say will be buffered by the system. In the meantime, they need the money, the jobs, the social opportunities. Yossi Beilin feels no guilt or responsibility for the tens of thousands of dead and wounded from his failed oslo Policy, yet these people want to repeat the same errors again and again. Appeasing Hamas, who refuses to recognize Israel and calls for it's destruction is so stupid. Yeah, give them a cease fire so they can build an infrastructure.
Ya'alon met with security chiefs to assess situation following developments at Gaza border (Haaretz)
from the article: Leading Israeli authors, intellectuals call for truce with Hamas