Latest update: 27/01/2011
- Ehud Barak - Israel - politics
Israeli politics: who's left on the Left?
As Israel moves further to the right of the political spectrum, is there anyone left on the left? Labour Party chairman Ehud Barak has quit, dividing the party. For some, it's the final nail in the coffin of the Israeli left, which rose to prominence in the 90s and was known as the peace camp. Others hope Barak's move will be a chance for the left to recover its real identity - which some say it lost following "unnatural" alliances with right wing parties.
- Ofer BRONCHTEIN, President, Forum for Peace and Reconciliation in the Middle East (IFPR)
Programme prepared by Kate Williams, Marie Billon and Patrick Lovett