"The Left" is not equal to "Peace Movement" - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Eitan
    • 07.09.09 | 18:13 (IDT)

    It is insulting to read that "pro-peace" people are people of the left. The truth is that the overwhelming majority of Israeli Jews are eager, very eager to achieve an accommodation of peaceful coexistence between Arab and Jew, between Israel and its Arab neighbors. This is the case today and this has been the case since the latter part of the 19th century. One may wish to argue about the nature of peace and that would be legitimate, but implicitly to label non-leftists as war seekers is insulting. P.S. Those who used to vote Labour and Meretz are no longer considered "leftists" by the author I would assume thus not peace seekers. Yet, they ceased voting for these two parties largely because of the way leaders of the parties related to Jews as enemies and to Arafat and Company as brothers. This is a good enough reason not to be counted in the "peace camp" as far as I am concerned.

    from the article: For Israel, a New Year, and a new left
    First published 17:08 07.09.09 | Last updated 10:05 08.09.09
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