There is no use in trying to sweep this under the rug anymore, apartheid is the majority position in Israel.
As part of a last minute gambit to win yesterday’s election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu contradicted his own previously stated position and shut the door completely on any peace process by claiming he did not believe in a Palestinian state and there would not be one if he was re-elected. It was opportunistic, it was reactionary, and it was a stunning success.
Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Likud Party triumphed in yesterday’s election capturing what looks like 30 of the 120 seats in Israel’s Parliament, the Knesset. The electoral victory over center-left Zionist Union (24 seats) means Netanyahu will be able to form a governing coalition with far right pro-settler Jewish Home Party and other right-wing groups such as the ultra-Orthodox.