The left-wing Labor Party continues as a whole to voice support for Ibtisam Mara’ana-Menuhin, an Israeli Arab activist who occupies the No. 7 position on the party list ahead of Israel’s upcoming Knesset election. This behavior is scandalous to the many who don’t understand how Labor, which still claims to be a Zionist party, is ready to welcome an anti-Zionist into its midst.
At least 12 Labor Party members, including Moaziya Segal, a severely wounded decorated veteran of the Yom Kippur War, have signed a petition requesting the removal of Mara’ana from the party, but to no avail. For her part, party leader Merav Michaeli justifies Mara’ana’s presence by claiming that it’s not Labor that’s changed, but rather Mara’ana herself, suggesting that she is now at least pro-Zionist, if not downright Zionist.
Following a storm of criticism, Mara’ana finally apologized for some of her more problematic social media posts, such as one that expressed a lack of respect for Holocaust Memorial Day, and another hoping for the...
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