Tagged: Likud

What It Feels Like to Be a ‘Demographic Threat’ to Israel Op-Eds & Analysis
Yousef Munayyer, The Nation

What It Feels Like to Be a ‘Demographic Threat’ to Israel

I am a demographic threat. I am a demographic threat; I am the son, grandson and father of demographic threats; and I am the husband of demographic spillover. I am a Palestinian citizen of Israel, and this is the language that the State of Israel, its leaders and its elites have sanctioned within their discourse to refer to me and to millions of other human beings.

on March 20, 2015
Views You Can Use: Bibi’s Flip-Flop News Roundup
Rachel Brody, US News

Views You Can Use: Bibi’s Flip-Flop

Following his re-election earlier this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walked back a statement he made in the final days of his campaign in which he opposed the formation of a Palestinian state. "I don't want a one-state solution,” he told NBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Thursday. “I want a sustainable, peaceful two-state solution.”

on March 20, 2015
Palestinians: Time for U.S. to reassess Israel relations News Roundup
A.H. Erakat, USA Today

Palestinians: Time for U.S. to reassess Israel relations

Disheartened but not surprised by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's election victory this week, Palestinian leaders are hoping his strident stance on their statehood will turn President Obama into a more active ally for their cause. It's "about time" the U.S. reassess its relationship with Israel, Hanan Ashrawi, a senior Palestinian official and lawmaker said, adding she hopes the White House will find the "political will and courage to stand up to Israel."

on March 20, 2015
The Jim Crow Holy Land Op-Eds & Analysis
Foreign Policy In Focus & The Nation

The Jim Crow Holy Land

The last days of the campaign sounded an awful lot like the Jim Crow South, when African-Americans had officially won the right to vote but still faced massive discrimination. On election morning, a powerful white official running for re-election urged his followers to get out and vote, warning that minority voters were turning out in large numbers—and those trouble-making civil rights agitators, he complained, were busing them to the polls. But this wasn’t Mississippi or Alabama circa 1965. It was Israel in 2015.

on March 20, 2015
In wake of Netanyahu victory, a narrow path forward for Palestine News Roundup
Joy-Ann Reid, MSNBC

In wake of Netanyahu victory, a narrow path forward for Palestine

Diana Buttu was not optimistic about the outcome of the Israeli elections before Tuesday, nor was she surprised. Now, with Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party having retained the majority, and with the prime minister renouncing the two-state solution in a final bid for conservative Israeli votes, the Palestinian attorney, policy adviser and former negotiator sees a narrow path forward for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.

on March 20, 2015
Is there still hope for a two-state solution? News Roundup
Andrea Mitchell Reports, MSNBC

Is there still hope for a two-state solution?

Yousef Munayyer, executive director of the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, joins Andrea Mitchell Reports to talk about Prime Minister Netanyahu’s attempts to walk back earlier remarks about rejecting the establishment of a Palestinian state.

on March 20, 2015
Netanyahu’s tough rhetoric sparks discussion of U.S.-Israel ‘shared values’ News Roundup
Hannah Allam,

Netanyahu’s tough rhetoric sparks discussion of U.S.-Israel ‘shared values’

For years, American politicians have waxed poetic about the “shared values” of the United States and Israel – ideals that typically aren’t spelled out but usually are taken to mean the basic tenets of Western democracy. That time-worn phrase came under scrutiny this week in the aftermath of a particularly ugly Israeli election.

on March 19, 2015
Netanyahu’s Win Could Be Positive for Palestinians News Roundup
Teresa Welsh, US News

Netanyahu’s Win Could Be Positive for Palestinians

The day before Israeli voters headed to the polls to determine whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would remain in office for a fourth term, the embattled head of state declared he no longer supported a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.

on March 19, 2015
Palestinians want world pressure on Israel after Netanyahu win News Roundup
Nidal Al-Mughrabi & Ali Sawafta

Palestinians want world pressure on Israel after Netanyahu win

Palestinian leaders on Wednesday called for international pressure on Israel and support for their unilateral moves towards statehood after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's election win. Netanyahu's surprise victory, after pledging in the final days of the campaign that there would be no Palestinian state as long as he was in power, left Palestinians grim about prospects for a negotiated solution to a decades-old conflict.

on March 18, 2015
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