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Israeli Knesset Member Calls For Boycotting Settlement Goods

Tamar Zandberg, a young left-wing Knesset member from the Meretz Party, believes that her struggle against Israeli settlements preserves the legitimacy of a sovereign Israel in the international arena.
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Knesset member Tamar Zandberg of the left-wing Meretz party was born eight years after the Six-Day War, so like her entire generation she has never experienced the territorial reality that preceded it. Her political identity as a secularist, a feminist, and a member of the social left is the direct outcome of well-formulated and lucid worldview regarding what she calls “the injustice of the occupation.”

The 37-year-old resident of Tel Aviv is part of that group of young people who made their way into the Knesset in the last elections by riding the wave of the social protests. In her particular case, it had to do with the growth of Meretz, which doubled its representation in the Knesset from three seats to six (Zandberg was sixth on the party’s Knesset list), proving that some sectors of the Israeli population still find the idea of a two-state solution appealing.

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