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How Gideon Sa’ar Became a Darling of Haaretz

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During the past few months Gideon Sa’ar has turned into the darling of Haaretz. Several of its major columnists identified with the left have expressed support for him. Thus, for example, Rogel Alpher announced that he would hold his nose and vote for him, and after the election he thanked Sa’ar for taking 2.5 Knesset seats from Likud. Ravit Hecht called him a “brave man,” Yossi Verter consistently treated him favorably, Itay Rom called on him to “choose correctly,” and Shani Littman even expressed fear for his welfare, lest he be blamed for the inability of the right to form a government (a justified allegation).

All these caresses are deceiving. Does anyone doubt the fact that each of these writers opposes Sa’ar’s right-wing views? Hecht even reported Sa’ar’s political record honestly – the infiltration law,........

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