Wednesday, March 22, 2006

A.B. Yehoshua, a very active and outspoken Israeli writer, and Shay Tsur, a very active and outspoken Israeli blogger who together with Lisa Goldman got the opportunity to publish on the website of The Guardian, tell us very clearly why one should vote for Labor or Kadimah, respectively. Often Shay's political opinions are similar to mine, and I am much more critical of the political and the socio-economic record of the Labor Party than A.B.Y., but I would side with Mr Yehoshua on this one. On paper a majority of Kadimah and Labor could bring about a dream coalition. Unfortunately, if the regional and local realities here are ever linked to dreams, it is to nightmares, not to rosy reveries, so my hopes are not running very high.

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