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Something Is Rotten in the Israeli Left

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MK Gaby Lasky is well-known for her work defending Palestinians in Israeli military courts. When I accompanied her to court (for an article I was writing) and watched as she represented Ahed Tamimi – the teen who served time in prison over a slap – I saw a warrior for justice in action. Her arguments are impressive, and she has earned rightfully the admiration of the left.

Last week, however, the lawmaker from Meretz party did something unconscionable. When the escaped Palestinian prisoners were caught, she tweeted: “Well done, police and security forces. …(Public Security Minister) Omer Bar-Lev, who managed the incident quietly and professionally, deserves a good word.” Ricochets from the left were not long in coming. The principal of Tel Aviv’s Tichonet-Alterman high school, Ram Cohen, for example, wrote her: “It looks as if (journalist) Ben Caspit is tweeting from your account.” Shortly afterward, Lasky deleted her tweet.

Something is rotten, very rotten, in the Israeli left, if a respected politician from that camp hastens to erase from the record an expression of appreciation for the capture of terrorists. It indicates an........

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