Monday, January 17, 2011

And meanwhile, in Jerusalem...

While Tunisia - or at least its capital - is burning and Lebanon is waiting anxiously for what is coming, Israeli politics and democracy today have become even more chaotic and powerless than they already were. Among the many comments on Ehud Barak's departure from the Labor Party (and his remaining in the coalition, which is more significant), I particularly liked good old - ad mea we'esrim - Shulamit Aloni's. After Barak said that Ben Gurion, Sharon, and Peres also split from their parties, Mrs Aloni observed: "the only resemblance between him and Ben Gurion is their height".

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