Hagai El-Ad

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When will the “deal of the century,” as President Trump has called his forthcoming plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace, finally be unveiled?

Certainly not before April 9, when Israel holds its next election. But how soon after? “In less than 20 years,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo noncommittally told a congressional committee recently.

In any case, American peace plans are nothing new. Does anyone recall, for instance, the Rogers Plans, named after Secretary of State William P. Rogers, who served under President Richard Nixon 50 years ago? When the second of his plans was discussed in the Knesset in 1970, one Israeli legislator confidently projected that “it won’t be long — a year, a year and a half, two at most — before the thing called ‘the held territories’ is no more, and the Israel Defense Force pulls back into Israel’s borders.”…  Seguir leyendo »

En toda la Cisjordania ocupada se puede casi saborear la polvareda que han dejado atrás los escombros de las 300 casas y estructuras palestinas demolidas por Israel desde enero de este año. Cientos de personas han perdido sus hogares, y más de la mitad son niños.

Esta crueldad no es fortuita, sino parte de una estrategia para expulsar a los palestinos de zonas de su territorio natal y avanzar en la fragmentación de sus tierras. El objetivo es consolidar el control israelí y preservar y aumentar el espacio para la expansión de las colonias israelís. Las autoridades de Israel esgrimen excusas en jerga legal ligadas al régimen de ordenación territorial para designar como ilegal prácticamente cualquier construcción palestina, justificando su derribo y proporcionando a los asentamientos una aparente imagen de legalidad.…  Seguir leyendo »

Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories is nearing the half-century mark, and Israel’s new right-wing government offers little hope of ending it. Nevertheless, the new government promises something else of value: clarity. And with that clarity, the opportunity to challenge the prolonged lie of the occupation’s “temporary” status. For if the occupation has become permanent in all but its name, what about the voting rights of Palestinians?

Two months ago, on election day in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that Israel’s Arab citizens were flocking to the polls “in droves”— a clear effort to cast the voting of one-fifth of Israel’s citizens as a danger to be counteracted.…  Seguir leyendo »