“From a strategic perspective, the bill contributes toward dividing Israel’s supportive base, by classifying part of it as illegitimate, and toward uniting Israel’s critics by clumping together those who criticize particular government policies with those who delegitimize Israel’s right to exist as a homeland for the Jewish people,” write Michal Hatuel-Radoshitzky and Inbar Zadok.
When Israeli civilians kill a Palestinian’s sheep on the Sabbath, the government refused to act.
B’Tselem’s Amit Gilutz discusses the impact of the Israeli occupation in Area C related to water, while visiting one of the affected Bedouin villages.
A Palestinian boy was shot in the stomach and spine on his way home from school, his family says. After eight years in and out of hospitals, his leg has been amputated.
“While counter-intuitive, liberal Zionists may be best able to achieve their goal of a just peace by joining forces with the BDS movement,” writes Ahmed Rizk.
“Black Lives Matter was a response to [Obama’s] failure to curb police violence,” writes Peter Beinart. “IfNotNow is a response to his failure to end Israel’s occupation of the West Bank.”
IfNotNow: “This comparison fails to acknowledge the difference in privilege and power dynamics within our movements — IfNotNow is a mostly white-led movement and unlike Black Lives Matter, is not a movement of those most directly impacted by the problem it seeks to address.”
In a modest shift, Moscow goes beyond expressing support for East Jerusalem to be the capital of a future Palestinian state to affirm Israeli claims to the western part of the city.
“Hamas’ new charter might be more moderate, and make explicit reference to the two-state solution. Could this be key to their political integration?” Daoud Kuttab asks.