|Labor MK Merav Micaheli|
Merav Michaeli‘s first Knesset speech is astonishingly good. I hope you take a few minutes to read the short post, “Why Israel Is Different,” and watch the video at Andrew Sullivan’s blog, The Dish.
Michaeli is the granddaughter of Rudolf Israel Kastner (1906–March 15, 1957) an Austro-Hungarian-born Israeli civil servant, journalist and lawyer. He became known for negotiating the departure of over a thousand Jews from Nazi-occupied Hungary during the Holocaust. He was assassinated by Stern Gang veterans in 1957, after an Israeli court accused him of having collaborated with the Nazis.