Yossi Sarid is a commentator and columnist for Haaretz newspaper, and lecturer at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya. He is the author of six books.
During his 32-year tenure as a Knesset member, Sarid served as Education Minister, Environment Minister and leader of the Opposition as well as a member of various parliamentary committees. Sarid was also the head of the Meretz party from 1996 to 2003.
Sarid was born in 1940 in Rehovot, pre-state Palestine. He is married to Dorit; they have three children and five grandchildren.
Bush's decision to stay in Iraq despite recognizing the mistakes this war has been making along the way is truly dangerous.
This is all the election campaign needed. As it totters to its close, not with a whimper but a squawk, a tortured cock's crow is heard from afar, before the land soon falls silent again.
Yossi Sarid wanted to build a balcony and ran into a wall of red tape. Did he call Omri Sharon to take care of things and make his life easier? No, he did it the hard way. The Yossi Sarid way.