Israel’s Left Realigns

Israeli media is apoplectically busy with the possible emergence of a new lefty political front. The Meretz Party is reportedly discussing the establishment of such a thing with two prospective groups of candidates. One is active Labor defectors, like former General and MK Ami Ayalon and former Minister MK Ophir Pines. The other is former Labor leaders, like ex-Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben Ami, ex-Knesset Speaker Avraham Burg, and others. Novelists Amos Oz and David Grossman are also expected to support the party, but will not be candidates for the Knesset. (Apparently, some people still believe that endorsements from renowned novelists can add to the political clout of a party.)

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