The continued expansion of Israeli settlements, which are illegal under international law, continues to “narrow and narrow the capacity for peace,” according to Kerry.
These attacks (and alleged attacks) are conducted by young people who lunge at security guards with kitchen knives. There is something deeply sad about this – these are not terrorists from some well-organized group, but children who have been pushed against the wall.
In order to give hope to the people of Gaza by showing solidarity and support the Women’s Boat to Gaza sailed in September 2016.
Editors at two of the most widely read Palestinian online publications have had their Facebook accounts disabled....Both believe that the suspensions are directly related to an agreement between Facebook and the Israeli government to collaborate in monitoring what Israel claims is “incitement” by Palestinians.
Netanyahu has drawn the right lesson from the aid deal – he can act against the Palestinians with continuing impunity and lots of US military hardware.
First and foremost, these figures deal with human lives. Lives that Israel ruins, deliberately, as part of a broader strategy designed to dispossess Palestinians from vast areas of the West Bank.
The bottom line is that both platforms are bad policy. So too are the political calculations that went into writing them.
Netanyahu is happy to accept concessions from others, but not make any himself. That’s not an acceptable negotiating posture.
Netanyahu has demonstrated that he is prepared to drag the country into a potentially disastrous military adventure, to remove all moral constraints and to encourage blatant racism for the sole purpose of staying in power.