The timing of tensions between Israel and Hezbollah could not have come at a better time for Netanyahu, and that is no coincidence.
The demolition of a fishing shack belonging to a local fisherman in the Palestinian village of Jisr al-Zarqa highlights the discrimination Palestinian citizens of Israel face on a daily basis.
The PA has lost its trust within the Palestinian community, and the international community is either silent with regards to annexation or complicit. The best chance to stop annexation is through opposition from within Israel led by the Joint List, which can truly bring it to a halt.
On May 30, Eyad al-Halaq, a Palestinian with autism, was hunted and executed by Israeli Police in Jerusalem near the school that gave him joy in life. The oppressive occupation is at the root of his killing.
Netanyahu wants annexation because he thinks it will keep him from being convicted on corruption charges. The effect on Palestinians — more loss of land with no real action by the international community — would be very dangerous indeed.
Naim Mousa writes, “[Inside Arab Music’s] greatest achievement is its ability to accurately reflect Arabic culture as a whole.”
Following a contentious third election, Gantz’s betrayal of his allies came as a surprise to many in Israel; but not to the Joint List and Palestinian citizens of Israel, who saw straight through his false image of change and reform. Now, with the complete collapse of Blue and White, and the Jewish centrist bloc, the Joint List stands as the sole voice of progress, equality, and change.
The 2020 elections pose a daunting question for Democrats – will they go with a progressive candidate or a moderate one? In helping to decide which way to turn it could be helpful for the Democrats to consider the history of the Israeli Labor Party, which faced a similar crossroad and took a direction which led to its demise.
Today, the extreme right is a wholly acceptable idea in the Israeli mainstream. Supporting illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory has shifted to being a centrist policy.