Meretz and Israeli Left: What Lies Ahead
Time: 6.30 to 8.30 pm
Location: JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET
Meretz UK invites you to hear speaker Tavor Lahat on the topic Meretz and the Israeli Left: From Past to Present, and What Lies Ahead
An open discussion about the history and status of Meretz party, its place in Israeli political left and what the future holds – especially in light of tumultuous anti-government protests in Israel this year.
Thu, 27 Apr 2023 18:30 – 20:30 BST
Location: JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road London NW3 6ET
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Talk and open discussion followed by get-together, tea, cake and networking
- Tavor was recently chief aide to outgoing Meretz leader and Israeli Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz For more on Tavor see this link.
The open discussion should give the participant a broader understanding of the political situation in Israel and particularly of the left side of the political map; a deeper assessment of what has happened to Meretz and the left; and a capability to evaluate what might happen.
The issues we will discuss should include the following:
- History of Meretz:
- Birth of a party, its leaders and its previous elections campaigns
- Role of the organisation inside the party and the activists
- Stereotypes and branding of the party
- The recent decline of the last Zionist ideological left party
- The Left as an ideological movement
- Does ideology still exist?
- Which of Meretz’s flags is the most important? Occupation, social-democracy, or separation of state & religion?
- The left voter paradox
- An ideological party in the government. Can it work?
- The Left voter – satisfied or eternally disappointed?
- The Bibi Elections Period (2019-2023) and realpolitik
- What was done right and what has gone wrong?
- Five election campaigns – evaluation and differences
- How do people vote in Israel and why? Statistics
- The Arab and the Ultra-Orthodox voting constituencies
- Israeli mass protest, currently against “judicial reform”, and its place in future politics