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Protest of Leftists Against Left-Wing President in Kiryat Arba

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Today as President Issaac Herzog was coming to light the first candle of Hanukkah in the Cave of the Patriarchs, many left-wing activists ascended to Kiryat Arba to protest.

At first it is quite odd to think of Isaac Herzog coming to light a candle for the holiday in a city one would think he opposes a Jewish presence.

Herzog having been a leader of the Labor Party from 2013 until the Zionist Union party .

Both parties have advocated strongly against Jewish settlements beyond the green line, while pursuing peace agreements with the Palestinians.

From 2018 he stepped down from partisan politics and became the head of the Jewish Agency helping Jews from abroad immigrate to Israel.

In early 2021 Herzog was up as a presidential candidate against Miriam Peretz (mother of two soldiers killed in combat), strangely enough Herzog was elected in an overwhelmingly right wing parliament in a landslide victory.

The Labor Party which Herzog was a member supports a two state solution with a demilitarized Palestinian State.

The Labor Party in the early ’90s under Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin signed the Oslo Accords with Yasser Arafat to begin the establishment of a Palestinian........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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