Charge of the left brigade

26.03.2011                      20.Adar ll, 5771

Politik:

Charge of the left brigade

While Israel's right wing goes from strength to strength, dominates the Knesset and tries to push through anti-minority legislation, a new left-wing Zionist initiative is taking root in Ramat Gan. Does this idealistic bunch of activists stand a chance of turning the tide toward peace?

The excuse for the gathering was the visit of Gary Wexler, an American adman who is involved in Jewish liberal circles in his homeland, and is owner of Passion Marketing. Among its various activities, the company works with nonprofit organizations in Israel and the United States. A passionate Jew from the West Coast, Wexler wanted to become better acquainted with Israeli movers and shakers in the realms of business, media, the arts and politics – thus embodying the phenomenon of the American Jew who seeks to "rediscover" civil, unofficial Israel. The Israel that is busy doing things and is fearful for its fate, and yet despite everything is sinking like a stone….