The Trump–Netanyahu Population Transfer Plan
In Israel, demographics is always politics. An idea first floated by the Israeli far right thus made it into the mainstream of Israeli electoral politics, thanks to Netanyahu’s seizing upon it opportunistically as a potential gerrymandering scheme. Now it has been embraced by the Trump administration.
February 3, 2020
Why Bibi Fears Arab Voters
Netanyahu has good reason to fear Arab political participation. “Netanyahu is the first of all Israelis to understand that the key to his replacement is a partnership between the center-left and Arab voters,” said Ron Gerlitz, of Sikkuy.
September 10, 2019
How the Right Has Tried to Rebrand Anti-Semitism
As troubling in Trump’s statement as any echo of the old charge of dual loyalty was its implication that any Jew who doesn’t subscribe to his politics—to both the policies of his Republican Party and of the current Israeli government—is traitorous.
September 4, 2019
Kashmir on the Edge of the Abyss
What will happen now? The Congress Party and the parties to its left will bleat on about Article 370 and refuse to accept that it has been their own policies and silences that paved the way for Modi to push through his party’s demands. Fear and opportunism have silenced liberal India.
August 13, 2019