As a deadline looms in Israeli election tonight, Netanyahu has broken Benny Gantz and may be playing for a fourth election, as the coronvirus PM. Gantz and Netanyahu appeared to be very close to a unity government agreement in Israel, between Likud and the now-reduced Blue White. But then Netanyahu wanted to renegotiate terms, and Blue White broke off.
Palestinians are on the front lines of Israel’s fight against coronavirus as doctors and nurses, but unfit to be part of an emergency government, Netanyahu says, continuing his racist incitement against Palestinian politicians and the third-largest party in the country.
The Israeli army has come up with story after story to explain away the “mistaken” massacre of a family of nine in Gaza Nov. 14th. Now the army chief of staff sends a pep-talk letter to all soldiers about the two-day assault on Gaza that leaves out the family’s names but assures that the matter is being investigated.
Benjamin Netanyahu has announced he is giving up on his mandate to form a new government following elections. The baton will now be passed to Benny Gantz – but he will likely fail as well. Unless something surprising happens, Israel is most likely headed to yet another national election.
A New York Times article on on Israel’s recent attacks across the Middle East rattled on for 43 paragraphs without a single mention of Netanyahu’s incentive to sabotage the possible Trump-Iran detente. Is this deliberate bias — or just incompetence?
The threat of violence is rising between Gaza and Israel, as the Netanyahu government refuses to relax the siege. You won’t learn this from reading the the U.S. mainstream press however.
Whether in the occupied West Bank, or illegally annexed East Jerusalem, the message coming from the Israel’s so-called liberal judiciary is the same: do not expect it to stand in the way of the Israeli expansion objectives.
“Tourism is one of a range of tools that has been used by the Israeli government as a basis to grab land, and to expand their control in ways that abuse the rights of Palestinians,” Human Rights Watch’s Omar Shakir told The New Arab.
As the Trump administration moves dangerously toward war with Iran, U.S. mainstream media ignores a major reason: Israel wants America to attack.