Twenty years ago today, YItzhak Rabin and Yasir Arafat shook hands in front of Bill Clinton on the White House lawn. Even those who recognized that the Oslo Accords were not all they were cracked up to be had to be moved by the moment. But when the moment was over, Israeli-Palestinian-American took over and the agreement was a worsening disaster from the start. What happened, why did it happen and what did it mean? I explore in Souciant this week.
Posts Tagged ‘Al-Aksa Intifada’
Posted in Israel, tagged AIPAC, Al-Aksa Intifada, Avi Shavit, Avigdor Lieberman, Benjamin Netanyahu, Center for Constitutional Rights, Ehud Barak, Ha'aretz, Israel, Israel Defense Forces, Moshe Ya'alon, Palestine, Peace Now, Qana, Salah Shehadeh, Shalem Center, Uri Avnery, Washington Institute for Near East Policy on March 15, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Palestinian Citizens of Israel, tagged Al-Aksa Intifada, Arab Democratic Party, Aryeh Deri, Avigdor Lieberman, Bedouin, Benjamin Netanyahu, Ehud Barak, Ehud Olmert, Gaza, Hadash, Israel, Jewish State, Labor Party, Likud, Mapai, Palestine, Palestinians, Tzipi Livni, West Bank, Yisrael Beitenu, Zionism on October 26, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
In this week’s article at Souciant, I examine the lack of political power of Palestinian citizens of Israel. Though they have the right to vote just like any Israeli, as Israel endlessly reminds us, the power of that vote in the real world is negligible, and not just for the reasons many disillusioned voters feel. It’s about the marginalization of Israel’s Arab sector more broadly.
Posted in 1967, Democracy, tagged African refugees in Israel, Al-Aksa Intifada, Avi Shlaim, Bill Clinton, Ehud Barak, Gershom Gorenberg, Israel, Israeli Arabs, Jewish National Fund, Levi Eshkol, Miri Regev, Palestinians, Tel Aviv, Xenophobia, Yasir Arafat on May 30, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
In this week’s column at Souciant you can see the second entry in my series on the causes and effects of the 1967 war and beginning of the occupation, as we near the 45th anniversary of those events. In this piece, I look as well at the recent race riots in south Tel Aviv and how the xenophobia of the rioters and, perhaps more importantly, the political leaders who inspire that hate, is connected to a culture of occupation.