Haaretz editor Alon Idan’s column about Meretz (“Meretz is defined by what it isn’t,” December 10, 2012) made me ask myself two things: whether Idan and I really live in the same country, and whether we read, with the same concentration, the same newspaper where his columns appear. As far as the newspaper goes, almost every morning over the past two years, I’ve opened Haaretz with trepidation,...