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The Israeli Left's Condescension

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Anyone with an ideological alternative to offer must fight the right wing to the very end. Anyone with better leadership to offer must do everything possible so that it can be in power. Israel’s center-left, sadly, has neither. And yet it wages war on the Likud-led right. This is a legitimate war, but most of it is based on condescension. It’s the only ammunition that remains when the quiver is empty. That’s how it is when there is no ideological or leadership alternative. Condescension is the weapon of the shallow.

The center-left bloc has no reason, and no justification, for condescending to Likud, mocking its representatives and ridiculing its voters. The quality of Likud’s Knesset slate, on average, does not fall short of the average quality of the slates of most other parties. The mechanism that selected the composition of the ticket is surely the most impressive of all the parties in its scope and in how democratic it is.

Condescension toward Likud is not only unfounded, it........

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