Israeli Left Needs To Zoom Out, Not In

It seems Ehud Barak’s desertion of  Labor yesterday, along with 4 other members, has sent the left into a frenzy. Hold it right there!

(1) Now would be a good time for the left to realize that the one person we should want to remain in the government is Avigdor Liberman- seeing as he’s the only right-wing member of knesset, that does not need to blow up hundreds of Palestinians in order to win more votes. Unlike Tzipi Livni, Ehud Barak and Binyamin Netanyahu, Liberman, by simply opening his mouth, gains a few more.

Which is why its time for the Left to realize that we may in fact want to stop concentrating on the damage he says he will do, and start focusing on the damage Barak and Bibi are doing.

(2) And though everyone on the left is all excited about going to elections because it seems everyone will get to run with their own party- Burg, Peretz, National Left (whoever is delusional enough to think they aren’t fascists) and Ha-atsmaut (‘independence’- for the other kind of delusional voters that consider that movement center or left)- hold your horses!

Focus fellow-left wingers! Remember reality? Remember that a majority of voters in Israel are center-right?

So how about instead of focusing our energy on forming our own little niches in parliament, we all put that aside for now and focus our energy on trying to change public opinion.

First we need to move some voters to the left, there will be plenty of time later to argue over who gets them.


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