23 mar 2015

I leader e gli attivisti della Lista Araba Unita sono passati dall’euforia per il buon risultato elettorale alla depressione per la schiacciante vittoria che le urne hanno regalato al premier di destra Benyamin Netanyahu.  Abbiamo intervistato Ayman Odeh, leader del fronte unito dei principali partiti arabi

– Il Manifesto

Gerusalemme, 23 marzo 2015, Nena News - Avete ottenuto il 17 marzo un risultato importante, la Lista Araba Unita con i suoi 13 seggi è il terzo gruppo più ampio alla Knesset. Le elezioni però le ha vinte nettamente Netanyahu, il governo all’orizzonte sarà ancora più spostato a destra e voi apparite isolati in Parlamento.

Haaretz, 20.03.15

 

The problem is that they are Arabs. They have submitted numberless plans and proposals to the authorities, but nothing was approved. Meanwhile, the development plans of the surrounding cities and towns threaten to strangle Dahamesh. A new road and expansion of the rail line, along with new neighborhoods in Lod and Ramle, might even have the effect of blocking the one existing access route to the village.

Haaretz, 22.03.15

If only Israel had told the truth: that it covets the occupied territory for itself and will never give it up; that hundreds of thousands of Jews are living there and it has no intention of evacuating them; that it does not care about international law, and cares nothing for what the whole world thinks; that the Palestinians have no rights there; that Abraham our patriarch is buried there; that Rachel our matriarch weeps there; that Israel’s security depends on it, and that the Holocaust is at the door. The reasons are many and varied, and they all say one thing – now and forever, from Hebron to Jenin. [...]

18/03/15

Gideon Levy writes: Netanyahu deserves the Israeli people and they deserve him. [...] A significant proportion of Israelis has finally grown detached from reality. This is the result of years’ worth of brainwashing and incitement. [...] They voted for the man who admitted to having duped half the world during his Bar-Ilan speech; now he has torn off his mask and disavowed those words once and for all. [...] Dear Likud voters, what the hell do you say “yes” to? Another 50 years of occupation and ostracism? Do you really believe in that?

The New York Review of Books, March 21, 2015

 

then there was his truly astonishing, by now notorious statement on election day itself, in which he urged Jewish voters to rush to the polls because “the Arabs are voting in droves.” One might have thought that those Arab voters were members of the body politic he headed as prime minister. Imagine a white American president calling on whites to vote because “blacks are voting in large numbers.” [...]