Only Meretz and Hadash speak the language of the old left….
At the end of the week the left-center bloc seemed somewhat reinvigorated. Talk of coordination between its three parties provided some meager hope…. But this hope is lost from the outset because this bloc is keeping out Meretz, not to mention the Arab parties and their voters.
…. The left-center must overcome its racism now and turn to the Arab parties and their voters.
…. The only reservoir of votes that can stop the left-center’s fall is in Taibeh, Nazareth and Kalansua. These voters must be brought to the polls on January 22. They won’t vote en masse for Labor, Hatnuah or Yesh Atid, but if they know that these parties listen to their problems, if they know that Meretz, Hadash, United Arab List-Ta’al, Balad and the Da’am workers party could have some impact after the election, they might change their minds and vote. …
Gideon Levy: Include the Left (Meretz, Hadash, etc.)
Gideon Levi has been an early voice, a passionate voice, and a voice of conscience on the Left. He is also one of the most prolific columnists on Ha’Aretz. Here’s a link to his latest column, “The racism of leftist nationalism,” which includes the following: