While Israel’s Palestinian parties are energized and growing, the constraints of the country’s Zionist institutions have kept them marginalized. But Jewish center-left parties could change that — if only they were willing to put aside Zionist shibboleths and forge an alliance based on common interests.
Douglas Gerrard is a writer based in London. His work has appeared in Tribune and Current Affairs, among others.
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