Israeli Left Struggles With #MeToo Moment Following Shimon Peres Accusations

A lawmaker from the left-wing Meretz party said while the accusations against Peres will 'damage his memory', the deceased president should not become a pariah: 'it’s impossible to forget all the good he did for Israel'

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The scandal surrounding ex-lawmaker Colette Avital’s accusations of sexual assault against former President Shimon Peres have come at the same time a new TV series about another former president’s troubling behavior toward women arrived in Israel.

There are many differences between the accusations made by Avital – and now a second woman – against Peres and the events described in “Impeachment: American Crime Story,” about then-President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial in the late 1990s. But there is also one striking similarity.

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