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Is Labor's New Partner a Bridge or a Barrier for Israel's Left?

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The decision by Amir Peretz’s Labor Party and Orli Levi-Abekasis’ Gesher to run jointly in the upcoming election should be judged only by the results: If this partnership prevents other parties on the left from joining in, or if it turns out that the purpose for running jointly was to enter a Netanyahu government, this will be an unfortunate, destructive decision for the center-left bloc. If, on the other hand, it is a sign that other parties will be joining the bloc, it will be a decision of unparalleled significance.

The one goal that should be paramount for all the forces on the center-left is to replace Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his damaging government so long in power. To build a force that is up to this task, this is not the time to dig through archives to find mistakes or statements that........

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