Peace Now unveiled a campaign early Monday comparing Strategic Affairs Minister Avigdor Lieberman to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The organization plastered hundreds of posters depicting the two men in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Lieberman's West Bank community of Nokdim, under the slogan: "Opponents of Annapolis are opponents of peace!"
Peace Now secretary-general Yariv Oppenheimer said early Monday that Lieberman was strengthening the possibility that Iran will obtain nuclear weapons by opposing the Annapolis summit.
"Whoever makes Annapolis fail is playing into the hands of Ahmadinejad, Hamas and all the extremists." Oppenheimer said. "That's what Lieberman is doing by emptying Annapolis of all its content and ensuring its failure."
Lieberman's spokesman responded by calling the Peace Now campaign "incitement."
"It infuriates me that that the same Peace Now that justifiably protests when there are posters depicting (slain prime minister Yitzhak) Rabin and (President Shimon) Peres in a kafiyeh is now dressing Lieberman as Ahmadinejad," the spokesman said.
The extremists on the left in Peace Now are no different than (Kach activist Baruch) Marzel and extremists on the right"
As the Labor Central Committee was set to meet on Monday, opponents of Labor chairman Ehud Barak said that Annapolis would fail, not because of Lieberman but because of Barak's failure to make his presence felt, which was strengthening Lieberman's influence.