Israel’s Left at a Crossroads

Dov Khenin, longtime member of the Knesset, discusses the decline of the Israeli left, the prospects for peace and the dangers posed by Benjamin Netanyahu.

Dov Khenin was first elected to the Knesset on the Hadash list in 2006. (Ahmad Gharabli / AFP / Getty Images.)

The results of Israel’s general election earlier this year saw a catastrophic defeat for the Israeli left. HaAvoda, the right-wing social democratic party which ruled the country from 1948 to 1977, won less than 5% of the overall vote, while the left-wing Meretz managed only 3.5% . Meanwhile a resurgent, aggressive centre formation led by […]

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