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Israel: the consolidation of the ethno-nationalist state


January 12, 2019
JFJFP
Here is one week’s recommended reading circulated by the Foundation for Middle East Peace together with links to half-a dozen very recent Ha’aretz editorials.

New settlement construction on the West Bank

 JVL blog

We normally leave it to Jews for Justice for Palestinians (website or Facebook) or other specialist sites to keep us abreast of developments in Israel and the occupied territories.

But in the light of the rapid shift to the right, the increased pace of settlement activity, the daily violence against Palestinians, the virtual disappearance of any left/socialist alternative Zionist voice – and more – we thought an update wouldn’t come amiss.

Here is one weeks recommended reading circulated by the Foundation for Middle East Peace together with links to half-a dozen very recent Ha’aretz editorials. One spark of hope on the Jewish Israeli side is the increased awareness of looming disaster expressed by Ha’aretz, particularly in its editorials.

We would like to think that the Jewish Labour Movement, concerned as it is with “the centrality of Israel to Jewish life”, finds recent developments troublesome. But neither its website nor its Facebook page hints at any concern…

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