Israel’s new government is being lauded despite apartheid and annexation

Blue and White alliance leader and former Israeli chief of staff, Benny Gantz on 18 February 2020 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]
Blue and White alliance leader and former Israeli chief of staff, Benny Gantz on 18 February 2020. (photo: Mostafa Alkharouf / Anadolu Agency)
A call for Palestinian leadership to change course on political strategy or face a very real existential threat.

By Professor Kamel Hawwash | Middle East Monitor | Apr 22, 2020

The agreement also includes the application of Israeli Law to wide swathes of the illegally-occupied Palestinian land in the West Bank while US President Donald Trump is still in office.

When it comes to Israel, the international community has once again been exposed for the double standards and hypocrisy it reserves to support the rogue state. Many so-called western democracies have fallen over each other to offer congratulations to an Apartheid state for forming a government that will entrench occupation, oppression, racism and land theft.

Settler-colonialism on steroids has thus been praised for spawning two politicians — both of whom are suspected war criminals — who have supposedly pushed personal animosity and ambition aside to form a government that will, from 1 July, begin to annex large swathes of illegally-occupied Palestinian lands in defiance of international law and conventions, aided and abetted by the US. This in itself is outrageous.

The longest serving Israeli Prime Minister and leader of the Likud party, Benjamin Netanyahu, has agreed to share a “unity government” with his rival and leader of Blue and White, Benny Gantz. Their agreement will keep the notorious racist Nation State Law which gives self-determination to some inhabitants of historic Palestine because of their religion and denies it to the rest. It further believes in the illegal settlement enterprise as a “national value”.

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