Public figures do not normally shy away from espousing their true opinions. But when it comes to the protests against the nation-state law or the passing of peace activist Uri Avneri, it seems members of the Left are not truly at peace with the symbols and slogans associated with their positions.
Ahead of the protests against the nation-state law, which were attended by members of Israel’s non-Jewish minority, participants were asked to avoid waving the Palestinian flag. Many of the protesters are fervent supporters of the Palestinian national movement. So, why then were they asked to suppress this support and not raise the Palestinian flag? It’s not like the law as it stands forbids it.