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There's No Way Forward for Israel's Left Without the Arabs

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Op-ed writers stretched their limbs in exhaustion and let loose: “We told you so.” We told you that you would reap great disappointment, after all a majority of the public is right-wing and its decorated soldier no longer heralds a new future. This soldier is not Ehud Barak or Gabi Ashkenazi, but Elor Azaria, who sentenced a wounded terrorist to death.

Yet the left-wing camp that shrank and the centrist camp that grew stronger never paid any attention to the trivial eulogies written about them. They went to battle. It was actually the Israeli center that showed its vitality. It fought against the lethal propaganda machine that spread lies and slander without pause, against a leader who received international honors and during a period of economic stability, satisfying the demands of the middle class.

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