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.
Condemnation for the recently-published UN list of companies doing business in illegal Israeli settlements has been across the Zionist spectrum in Israel, and it’s pretty much the same in the US Congress.
After Reuven Rivlin greeted Palestinians at an Iftar meal, “Your home is my home,” Hatim Kanaaneh wonders: “Could the president have such an odd sense of humor? Could he be on such close terms with his Muslim friends that he had decided to needle them a little about who now lives in whose house?”