Dr. Yariv Ben-Eliezer, who will be 74 in June, turns off the TV (he has been watching the Knesset Channel) in the living room of his small Ramat Aviv apartment after he invites me and Jerusalem Post photographer Marc Israel Sellem to come in. Ben-Eliezer, the oldest grandson of Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, is a keen observer of the Israeli scene with a sharp wit. He considers himself an optimist, but is pessimistic about the current sociopolitical situation.

“I don’t see that there’s light at the end of the tunnel,” he says. “I believe that before we make peace with the Arabs, we must make peace among the Jews.”


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