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The Disunity Of Israel’s Opposition Parties Is Serving The Occupation

Posted by BFP Staff on May 10, 2017 at 08:24 PM

Israel’s future as a democratic and Jewish state rests on the shoulders of the opposition parties

By Dr. Alon Ben-Meir
Israel will soon reach on June 5th the grim milestone of fifty years of occupation of the West Bank. Many Israelis have become complacent and succumbed to the government’s argument that the continuing occupation is necessary to safeguard Israel’s national security. Others are lamenting the day, as they view the occupation not only as a gross violation of Palestinian human rights, but a real menace to Israel’s democratic nature and Jewish national character. Whereas right-wing Israeli governments have maintained the occupation by any means available, including the use of force, the Israeli opposition parties from the left and center have failed miserably over many years to advance a unified political platform to end the occupation and resolve the conflict based on a two-state solution.

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