Post Tagged with: "Naftali Bennett"

Constantly on the Verge of Collapse: How Palestinians Became a Factor in Israeli Politics

Constantly on the Verge of Collapse: How Palestinians Became a Factor in Israeli Politics

Israel’s coalition government of right-wing Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is on the verge of collapse, which is unsurprising. Israeli politics, after all, is among the most fractious in the world, and this particular coalition was born out of the obsessive desire to dethrone Israel’s former leader, Benjamin Netanyahu. While Netanyahu was successfully ousted in June 2021, Bennett’s coalition has been left to[Read More…]

by 26/05/2022 Comments are Disabled World
‘Putting Lipstick on a Pig’: Why Washington is Fawning over Israel’s New Government

‘Putting Lipstick on a Pig’: Why Washington is Fawning over Israel’s New Government

When former US President Barack Obama used an old cliché to denigrate his political opponent, the late US Senator, John McCain, he triggered a political controversy lasting several days. “You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig,” Obama said at a campaign event in 2008. The maxim indicates that superficial changes have no bearings on outcomes[Read More…]

by 24/06/2021 Comments are Disabled World
New Israeli Government, Same Israeli Apartheid 

New Israeli Government, Same Israeli Apartheid 

After 12 years, Israel finally inaugurated a new prime minister. While being hailed by many as the opportunity for a fresh start, Naftali Bennett is at best a continuer of Netanyahu’s policies and at worst an ideologue whose positions are to the right of Netanyahu’s. In 2013, as Middle East peace talks were set to resume after a five-year freeze,[Read More…]

by 15/06/2021 Comments are Disabled World