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Ben & Jerry’s and 'Terrorism'? Lapid and Herzog Are Embarrassing Israel

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26.07.2021

I supported Isaac Herzog for president, and not just because he was the better choice. It seemed to me that, after his crucifixion as Zionist Union chairman from 2014 to 2017, when he wanted to enter the Netanyahu government, many people learned to appreciate his talents as a politician, in that word’s positive sense.

He’s businesslike, diligent, unflappable and easy to like. He’s a cunning political operative but within the standard limits. Like most people in the Labor Party, Herzog isn’t some big leftist, certainly not a “professional leftist.”

His approach to the Palestinians isn’t steeped in the romance of the noble savage, whose essence is the elites’ obsession with their own guilt feelings. And his approach isn’t tainted by the deeply rooted racism of the right.

And now, this week he spoke out about the Ben & Jerry’s affair, saying: “The boycott of Israel is a new sort of terrorism, economic terrorism. Terrorism tries to harm the citizens of Israel and the economy of Israel. We........

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