Settlement watchdog Peace Now disinvited former Labor Party MK Einat Wilf from its upcoming “Conference of the Israeli Left,” citing Wilf’s position on the International Advisory Council of NGO Monitor, Wilf alleged Tuesday.
“If the Israeli left has no place for those who support a two-state solution and who also wage battle against those who seek to delegitimize Israel, it will not return to lead the country,” Wilf said in a statement Tuesday evening.
“Defending Israel and Zionism can and should be part of supporting peace and a two state solution. Israel is under attack for its very legitimacy and the human-rights discourse serves various groups to undermine the foundational idea of Zionism that the Jewish People have a right to a sovereign state in their ancestral homeland,” she said. “If people, whose work for human rights is indisputable such as Elie Wiesel and Alan Dershowitz, find it proper to fight against the demonization of Israel, then I am proud to wage this battle with them.”