Dialogue with enemies - but not 'settlers?'

Zionist Union MK: 'Strange that peace-seekers will speak with enemies, but not want Efrat Mayor to speak at Rabin memorial event.'

Hezki Baruch,

Eitan Broshi
Eitan Broshi
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MK Eitan Broshi (Zionist Union) responded to criticism levelled against organizers of the memorial event in honor of former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin over the fact that right-wing figures, such as Efrat Mayor Oded Revivi, will speak at the event.

“It’s strange that those who strive for peace and are willing to speak with enemies are not ready to accept the speech of the Mayor of Efrat at the Rabin memorial event,” Broshi, former Assistant Minister of Defense for Settlement Affairs, said.

“One cannot ignore that the murder itself was a political murder or the severe incitement in which the Israeli Right engaged in the days preceding the murder, but there is a need to heal the rifts in Israeli society. The murder of Rabin was the height of the rift and, afterwards, everything changed.”

According to Broshi, after 22 years, there is room for real dialogue and bringing the parts of the nation together for a better future for all. “Whoever thinks that he can talk about changes in Judea and Samaria for a diplomatic agreement but can’t listen to people from there giving a lecture in the center of Tel Aviv - needs to think again.”

“Whoever wants to bring about fateful decisions and compromises needs to build bridges and connections within the nation. The big questions still lie before us,” he explained.

MK Broshi emphasized that “As someone who took part in Rabin's election and worked hours with him, I know how important it is to continue in his path towards a more just, wise and stronger State of Israel, and bring about an agreement on the basis of security, settlement, and compromise. I call on everyone to come to the event this Saturday.”


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