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Gantz, Don’t Be Another Gabbay

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Benny Gantz, leader of the Hosen L’Yisrael party, gave an interview to the daily Yedioth Ahronoth in which he said some of the right things. “We need to find a way not to continue ruling over other people,” he said. And when asked about the 2005 disengagement from the Gaza Strip, he replied, “This was a legal policy that was approved by the Israeli government and carried out by the Israel Defense Forces and the settlers in a painful but positive way. We need to learn the lessons and implement them in other places.”

Both of these are important statements for someone who is supposed to head the center-left bloc in the upcoming election. After having integrated the word “peace” into his speech last week, Gantz has now gone a step further and espoused relatively courageous positions that would extricate Israel from the diplomatic and moral dead-end in which it is stuck.........

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