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The Real Danger of Israel’s New Government

The new Israeli government takes office already largely paralyzed. With eight diverse parties, they agree only on two things.

One, they want to get rid of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Check – that’s done. Two, given the unlikeliness of reaching agreement on any major policy changes, they all agree that the current situation of occupation and apartheid for Palestinians is quite sustainable for Jewish Israelis.

For now, the status quo will prevail. And that’s a problem.

Despite the presence of centrist, center-left, and one small Palestinian party, power in the new government lies with the far right. New Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, a longtime leader of Israel’s illegal settlers, has bragged about being significantly to the right of his far-right mentor, Netanyahu. In 2013 he boasted, “I’ve killed a lot of Arabs in my life, and there’s no problem with that.”

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