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Friday, February 20, 2004

Saul Singer: The Left's Turn

Ariel Sharon doesn't say it out outright, but his stance does. Down the line, he has been admitting the Left was right, or at least has won.

Sharon has embraced three of the main messages of the Left: that demography and democracy necessitate the creation of a Palestinian state, that Israel must withdraw from settlements, and that the key to defeating terror is a defensive barrier rather than offensive actions by the IDF. . .

The important question is, will the Zionist Left, which should include both Labor and Meretz, take the large part of the loaf being offered and meet Sharon part way.