Isabel Kershner, writing in The New York Times, claims the “aboveground fences and sections of concrete wall [that] run along and through parts of the West Bank” are “a legacy of Palestinian suicide bombings during the second intifada.” But she fails to note many observers’ contention that due to the fact 85 percent of the barrier runs inside the occupied West Bank, Israel’s construction of it appears to be far more of a land grab than anything to do with security.
“Discrimination has received a legal stamp. The danger in this law in that it establishes two classes of citizen — Jewish and Arab,” said Ayman Odeh.
Israel has greenlighted a national debate on a controversial bill that would anchor the apartheid state’s status as solely a Jewish one, further discriminating against Arabs and setting up a further barrier to a peace process with Palestine. Sunday saw an Israeli cabinet committee approve a revised version of a bill that was first proposed in