Il premier israeliano ha escluso categoricamente la possibilità che il suo governo possa sgomberare anche una sola colonia ebraica in Cisgiordania. Guterres (Onu): non ci sono alternative alla soluzione a Due Stati. Ma anche il segretario generale dell’Onu sa che quella soluzione ormai è impraticabile


 – Il Manifesto

Gerusalemme, 30 agosto 2017, Nena NewsAntonio Guterres ieri a Ramallah è stato chiaro. Gli insediamenti coloniali israeliani in Cisgiordania sono «un grande ostacolo» alla pace, ha detto il segretario generale dell’Onu al primo ministro dell’Anp Rami Hamdallah. Ha anche rinnovato il sostegno alla creazione di uno Stato palestinese accanto a Israele. «Non vi è alcun piano B – ha sottolineato –  una soluzione con Due Stati, la fine dell’occupazione (israeliana) e la creazione di condizioni per metter fine alle sofferenze dei palestinesi sono l’unica strada per garantire la pace».

Haaretz, Sep. 18, 2017


Far-right lawmaker Bezalel Smotrich merely takes the trouble to publicize his plan, while Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai prefers quiet


While Bezalel Smotrich talks of expulsions, Yoav Mordechai, coordinator of government activities in the territories, makes expulsions happen. While the former prattles about the ultimate expulsion, the latter remains silent about the dozens of little evictions he approves and oversees.

+972, September 20, 2017

Israeli police fire tear gas at protesting Palestinian youths in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, October 6, 2015. (Flash90)

Israeli troops attempt to disperse protesting Palestinian youths in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, October 6, 2015. (Flash90)

Conventional wisdom in Israel and in the world said that the violence and corruption that flourished under Arafat’s leadership were the main determinants in the collapse of peace talks and the meltdown of an Israeli “peace camp,” by virtue of the disappointment and lack of trust they created on the Israeli side. But after Arafat, in 2012, the two men in charge of the Palestinian Authority were: Mahmoud Abbas, who all but ignored Israel’s military operations in the Gaza Strip and saw security coordination with Israel as sacred (as he reportedly told a delegation of Israeli peace activists in 2014), and Prime Minister Fayyad, whose main focus was institution-building, and who refrained from almost any type of confrontation with Israel.

Haaretz, Oct 1, 2017

An Ivory Coast national has been imprisoned for five years because he refuses to return to his country but has been unable to find another country that will take him in together with his wife and their 9-year-old daughter.

Haaretz, Sep 16, 2017

The state has charged an Israeli studying medicine in Jordan with grave security offenses — because he spoke with a fellow student and gave out summaries of material from his courses.