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Saturday, 18 June 2011

A liberal voice worth listening to

Professor Naomi Chazan went down a storm at last year's party conference fringe meeting of Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel. Professor Chazan is the President of New Israel Fund (NIF), a campaigning civil society group that stands comparison with British groups like Liberty and Stonewall. As a former parliamentarian for Meretz, Professor Chazan is arguably a socialist or a social-democrat rather than a liberal, but she is a still a great leader of liberal and progressive opinion in Israel. I don't always agree with everything that Professor Chazan (or the NIF) says, but I really like this Australian television interview with her, which is a very strong re-statement of the pro-peace, pro-Israeli argument.

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