A former Israeli minister blasted Tuesday’s meeting between President Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, criticizing Bush’s insistence on pursuing the peace process despite continued Palestinian violence. “This unnecessary visit really reduced the chances of ending the violence, because it is a victory for Arafat,” dovish Israeli lawmaker Shlomo Ben-Ami said. “This is a slap in the face that will echo in the international arena.”
ADVERTISEMENT: The transgender abba. The first female Hasidic judge. The Argentine-Brazilian-Israeli Jew living in Brooklyn. Help us tell these stories in our new series Chosen. We need your vote to make it happen. Vote today!