A group of public figures on the Left will launch an initiative in upcoming weeks to support Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s efforts to advance the peace process, officials involved in the campaign said on Tuesday.
The group includes former ministers Ami Ayalon and Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, former deputy minister Dalia Rabin, former Foreign Ministry director-general Avi Gil, former IAF commander Maj.-Gen. (res.) Eliezer Shkedi and former Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) chief Ya’acov Perry.
“Right now people think Bibi is just caving into Obama. It’s forbidden that advancing peace be seen as surrendering to American or Palestinian interests, instead of as acting to maintain Israel as a Jewish and democratic state.”