Two seemingly unconnected events in Israel in the last week reveal a nose dive to the right: passing the Nation-State Law and Hungary’s anti-Semitic Prime Minister Viktor Orban making a two-day visit. Israel is now both a far right country and allied with the far right in Europe.
Bethlehem University’s Jamil Khader writes of the Great March of Return: “The importance of the Great March of Return lies in the way it staged a raw and unmediated confrontation between the brute high-tech power of one of the most powerful armies in the world and the bare life of thousands of unarmed people in their humanity and dignity . . the message of the march reframes the right of return and freedom not only within international human rights law, but also within an emancipatory and utopian future for all.”