Prime Minister Netanyahu’s failure to assemble a new rightwing coalition government has averted the danger that Israel will soon begin formally annexing parts of the West Bank. But this danger has not disappeared entirely. It has only been postponed.
In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Dov Waxman, a renowned Middle East expert and the Stotsky professor of Jewish historical and cultural studies at Northeastern University, about the latest developments in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israel’s latest election and the state of its democracy.
Michigan Democratic Representative Rashida Tlaib (the first Palestinian-American woman elected to Congress) recently sparked another partisan controversy over Israel with her comments about the Palestinians’ role in Israel’s creation in the wake of the Holocaust of European Jewry. Republicans have accused her of antisemitism, while her fellow Democrats have rushed to her defense, but what has gone largely unchallenged amid the partisan rancor has been her insinuation that Israel was created because of the Holocaust. In my new book, The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: What Everyone Needs to Know, I debunk this widely-held assumption.
Dead on arrival. That’s what almost every expert predicts will be the fate of the Trump administration’s long-awaited peace plan […]
Despite Palestinian rocket attacks and risingtensions between Israel and Hamas, Tuesday’s Israeli election, unlike many before it, is not about the Palestinian issue. In […]
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