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OneVoice, the grassroots movement that “aims to amplify the voice of Israeli and Palestinian moderates,” has run many an interesting event since its establishment in 2002. Last week it ran one of the most innovative to date — a discussion, held in the West Bank settlement of Ariel, with students on prospects for a two-state solution. This was followed on Tuesday with an event that cemented OneVoice’s emerging reputation as the peace organization that is reaching the Israeli mainstream — a discussion on the future of the two-state solution at Tel Aviv University, headlined by Kadima leader Tzipi Livni.
The Tel Aviv event provided an interesting insight in to the sharp differences between Livni and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, even since the latter has embraced the two-state solution. The big bone of contention, it was clear from Livni’s comments, is Netanyahu’s idea of “economic peace.” Livni claimed that “those politicians who thought that the world would accept an ‘economic peace’ but not the real thing are finding out that no such thing exists.” She added:
Aipac’s big show of the morning was, of course, Israeli president Shimon Peres. The president found himself praising his long rival Benjamin Netanyahu, and vouching for Bibi’s intention to promote peace between Israelis and Palestinian.
Israeli Arabs have never been so in demand, and they have the strong showing of the hard-line anti-Arab Yisrael Beiteinu party to thank. This is the thesis of the novelist and satiric columnist Sayed Kashua in Haaretz. Kashua, one of the country’s best-known Israeli Arab writers, has a knack of giving a great insight in to the complexities of Israeli-Arab identity, which he alludes to so entertainingly this essay.
The Associated Press reports on some strange voting advice from Kadima leader Tzipi Livni:
After casting her vote at a Tel Aviv polling station, Livni called on Israelis to do the same despite stormy weather. “I have just done what I want every citizen in Israel to do — first of all to get out of the house, rain or no rain, cold or hot, go out, go to the polling station, go into the booth, close your eyes, and vote,” Livni said.
Kadima leader Tzipi Livni is known for her rather stuffy and humorless image. This week she attempted to shake it. Literally.
She tried her best to dance the night away, or at least the precise segment of it scheduled by her publicity people, at a party organized by young Kadima supporters at the super-trendy Tel Aviv nightclub Haoman 17.