Israel Election: Meretz and Labor Have Achieved an Almost Heroic Achievement, but Should Not Be Blinded by It

The bruised and vilified Zionist left is no longer on a respirator, but the decision by Meretz and Labor to run separately was illogical and must be remedied

Uri Misgav
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Uri Misgav

Israel’s bruised and vilified Zionist left, the object of endless ridicule by its myriad enemies and detractors – from the right to senior Haaretz opinion writers – came off the respirator on Tuesday evening and shyly reared its head. Election campaigns centered on survival and a surprising tribal loyalty kept it on the map, allowing it to do its bit towards a kind of tie with the Bibi and Kahanist bloc, a near-heroic accomplishment under the circumstances.

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