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  4/26/2013, Iyar 16, 5773

Leftists Push Agenda at Tel Aviv Conference


A group of more than a dozen leftist were scheduled to meet, Friday morning at the Kibbutz Movement House in Tel Aviv, in what they billed as the opening shot in a series of gatherings designed to advance their political agenda. Among the subjects on the program was linking the struggle for social justice to the two-state solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict, as well as the struggle against a law which seeks to define Israel as the Jewish homeland, which they see as harmful to the Arab population and the nature of Israeli democracy.

One of the ideas promoted in the invitation to the gathering is the formation of a "shadow government", as is practiced in Britain, where an opposition politicians serve as experts in various ministries and present programs and alternatives to government programs associated with their ministries.