Top news stories from Israel/Palestine: January 4, 2019

What We’re Reading

Why Should My Newspaper Pledge Not to Boycott Israel?,

“Since when do American citizens have to pledge to act in the interest of a foreign power in order to do business with their own government? Since when does the state of Arkansas punish its own taxpayers in an effort to assist a foreign government with its domestic policy?” asks the publisher of the Arkansas Times.

Netanyahu Orders Hearing for Military Secretary After West Bank Outpost Eviction Goes Ahead,

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused his military secretary of failing to relay his order to prevent the evacuation of a West Bank outpost in time, and asked Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot on Thursday to hold a disciplinary hearing for the officer.

Opinion:Don’t Believe the Hype: The Israeli Right Is Weaker than It Seems,

“Despite having every opportunity to do so, the Israeli right has not been able to change the political reality vis-à-vis the Palestinians,” writes Meron Rapoport

Gaza offices of Palestinian Authority media raided, trashed by armed men,

Armed men raided the headquarters of Palestinian Authority media in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Friday, station staff said, causing damage to equipment.