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As we prepare for the weekend, we thought you should take the time to watch this powerful video from MK Merav Michaeli, the faction leader of the Zionist Union and Opposition Whip.

In it, she reflects on both this past week — which began with the controversy surrounding the Hebron shooting — and the toxic climate in Israel that fromented it. It’s a passionate call for reflection about the state of discourse in Israel, as well as a compelling example of leadership in the face of the current political void.

Watch the full video below.


Melanie Fineman is a Digital Assistant at J Street. She’s on Twitter at @mnfineman.