One Minute to Midnight
tradition will not change. Anybody who is familiar with the statements and actions by Meretz leaders in recent years knows that Aloni was hardly alone in her violent verbal attacks on Judaism.
It was not only Aloni, but also her colleagues Ran Cohen, Yossi Sarid and Mordechai Bar-On, who co-sponsored legislation to legalize intermarriage between Jews and Arabs.
It was not Aloni, but Meretz veterans Ornan Yekutieli and Gad Yatziv who led the crusade to open Jerusalem movie theaters on the Sabbath.
It was Meretz MK Ran Cohen who once referred to a group of Orthodox Jewish protesters as "a swarm of black ants."
It was Meretz MK Dedi Zucker who recently proposed that Israel be physically divided into separate "cantons" for those who observe the Sabbath and those who do not.
And when Aloni was removed as Minister of Education, her replacement, Meretz's Amnon Rubinstein, faithfully continued her efforts to de-Judaize Israel's public school curricula.
No, the departure of Shulamit Aloni will not, unfortunately, result in any meaningful change in the Israeli far left's hatred of Judaism, Jewish tradition, and Jewish nationalism.
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Outpost - 12 - September 1996