Most Israelis turn a blind eye to what matters most. They'll vote opposite their interests.
A January 18 Haaretz editorial headlined "Weaken the right."
Do it "to halt Israel's slide into political isolation, fascism and apartheid."
Netanyahu caused "serious damage." Belligerence, occupation harshness, expanding settlements, and spurning peace reflect official policy.- Advertisement -
"The result (is) intense international isolation, a rift in the relationship with (America), and a terrifying vision of Israel's future."
Domestic policies reflect "pure nationalism, harassment of (Israeli Arabs), politicization," militarized education, initiatives to weaken Supreme Court authority, and efforts to destroy press freedom and other civil rights.
Israel's dominant right-wing represents the "most radical lists of candidates ever." They threaten fundamental freedoms.
Reject them, said Haaretz. Marginalized left of center small parties deserve support. Meretz stresses ending occupation harshness. It endorses Palestinian self-determination. It's for strengthening civil rights.