Occupation, Annexation and Racism: Where is Israel going under Netanyahu?
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From 1 July, Israel will be able to annex all existing settlements in the West Bank, as well as the entire Jordan Valley. This would reduce the West Bank by about a third of its current size and legitimise the illegal Israeli settlements being built in the West Bank.
Donald Trump’s “peace plan” for the Middle East was unveiled this January after no consultation with the Palestinian Authorities. The new Netanyahu-Gantz coalition feels emboldened by this plan to extend the occupation of Palestinian land. In recent years, Israel has already effectively absorbed large parts of East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights.
The Trump and Netanyahu governments are conspiring in theirpolitics of repression and racism. But these politics are meeting resistance. The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement is empowering Black people worldwide to say ‘enough is enough’. And BLM (and its older incarnations) has a long history of solidarity with Palestinian liberation movements.
Protests are being organised in Israel, but international solidarity is much less visible. Governments have been slow to condemn Netanyahu’s repressive policies. Yet in Germany especially, most meaningful discussion on this repression has been obstructed by inflammatory accusations of anti-semitism.
On Monday, July 13th, Palästina Spricht, Jüdische Stimme and the Die Linke Berlin Internationals invite you to a meeting on the current situation in Netanyahu’s Israel. How can Netanyahu annex areas which several UN resolutions assert area legal part of Palestine? How does military violence in the occupied territories intersect with unchecked racist police violence around the world? And why is it still so difficult to talk about Palestinian rights within Germany?
You are invited to join our discussion about how we can build an international movement in solidarity with the victims of racism and oppression in the region. We look forward to the debate.
- Nora Ragab (Palästina Spricht / Palestine Speaks)
- Shir Hever (Jüdische Stimme / Jewish Voice for Peace)
- Ramsis Kilani (Die Linke)