Why Israel needs Ben-Eliezer as its next president
Electing Labor's Benjamin 'Fuad' Ben-Eliezer as president may be the country’s last chance to arrest its decline to the racist, antidemocratic right.
Benjamin “Fuad” Ben-Eliezer is one of the smartest politicians in Israel. Not sly, or bright. Smart. The gap between this fact and his image – for example, the way he is depicted in the satirical show “Eretz Nehederet” (“Wonderful Country”) – is no coincidence. Amir Peretz received a similar identity: that of the total idiot. In today’s...
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