We need to stop the incendiary balloons and kites launched into Israeli communities. It has becomes unbearable. No government in the world would allow what is happening in southern Israel to happen without military response. Israel’s deterrent power is deteriorating while Hamas’s power is on the rise. How long is this going to last?
Last week, in Kibbutz Beit HaEmek—a Meretz stronghold—a vote was held in order to decide whether three asylum seeker families should be allowed to stay there; with a majority of 92 out of 179 it was decided not to allow the families to stay. This decision is contrary to the message of acceptance preached by the elites.
Part of the Israeli Right is supplying the industry of hatred against Israel with ammunition. The cancellation of the Argentina match is the highlight, but it won’t end here. Because when they have to choose between the state’s best interest and themselves, some right-wing MKs will continue promoting self-serving initiatives. And to hell with the state.
Palestine’s Arabs went through an expulsion, just like tens of millions around the world, including Jews. But the Palestinians are the only ones who adopted an ethos of rejectionism, self-victimization, suffering and death. For 70 years now, the Nakba isn’t just a memory. It’s the ethos, the identity, the lifetime achievement.
An American success vis-à-vis North Korea will weaken Iran’s bargaining position, which in turn will affect Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. There is a difference between a plan presented by an inarticulate and rejected US president and a peace plan presented by a president who has scored significant achievements in the international arena.