The editor freely admitted the plight of Israel’s diminishing left-wing, which he described as “besieged.”
Benn is afraid of the reality that the war on the Islamic State (ISIS) has taken the world’s attention away from the “stalemated Palestinian-Israeli conflict, although it easily can be argued that the world really is tired of useless exercise and finally is willing to face the world’s real problems.
Haaretz’s last chance, it thinks, is to draft the American left into the war against Netanyahu.
“Public indifference,” he explained, is “why we are reaching outside of our borders to check Netanyahu’s revolution and turn back this dangerous nationalist movement, which threatens Israel’s future.
“And we begin by turning to our American friends whose voices have been drowned out for too long.”