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What is the impact on the Israeli Left on Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s anti-Semitic speech and rejection of peace talks? Listen in as Gil Hoffman interviews Knesset member Nachman Shai on Inside Israel Today.
The indictments against the former Defense Minister are considered even more shocking than those against former Prime Minister Olmert.
"We thought they wanted a state; it turns out that all they want is to destroy Israel"
In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks on America, Uri Avnery, the ancient icon of the Israeli Left, a bitter old fool who serves as living refutation of the belief that wisdom is an inevitable byproduct of old age, placed the blame squarely on the U.S. and its support of Israel.
The Israeli media and the Israeli Left (but I repeat myself) have been hysterical in recent weeks over a proposed bill that would make it illegal to hold anti-Israel "mourning" events on Israel's Independence Day, events that would declare Israel's very existence a "nakba" (or catastrophe in Arabic).
It is not well understood to what a great extent the Israeli Left was radicalized by Israel's 'Peace for Galilee' invasion of Lebanon in 1982. This radicalization was very similar to the radicalization of the American Left over Vietnam.