Election Analysis The Ideological Optimism of Left-wing Parties Hadash and Meretz

They have the kind of ideological commitment usually associated with the national religious. Dov Khenin, of Hadash, and Meretz's Zahava Gal-On are going into the polling station swinging.

MK Dov Khenin (Hadash) has a few practical proposals: nationalize Israel's natural gas, which might be worth as much as NIS 250 billion; nationalize Israel's banks, which are taking usurious fees from us, of some NIS 11 billion a year; nationalize the Dead Sea, which the Ofer family is both plundering and drying out; and nationalize the phosphate deposits and the rest of Israel's natural resources. Then, with...