Look at the unity on display at the state-sponsored gay pride events in Tel Aviv: “Leftist” Zehava Galon (Leftist except Palestine; she is head of the ethnic-supremacist Meretz party) with fascist Minister of Culture, Miri Regev– who proudly has her photos taken with members of the Neo-Nazi Kahane movement.
For liberal supporters of Israel, Meretz is considered to be the alternative to “bad old” Likud and Benjamin Netanyahu. However, Meretz sit on the board of the Jewish National Fund, which is responsible for the ethnic cleansing of Bedouins in the Negev and numerous other racist actions. The party is structurally racist just like all other Zionist parties.
Moreover, even when it comes to the occupation in Gaza and in the West Bank, Meretz leaders such as Galon settle for empty slogans, rather than supporting direct action, soldiers who refuse and international sanctions.
A version of this post first appeared on Ofer Neiman’s Facebook page.