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Month: May 2021

The true nature of Israel’s existential threat

In a New York Times Guest Essay, “Israel’s real existential threat” (17 May 2021), Yossi Klein Halevi points to an important aspect of the recent clashes between Israelis and Palestinians, namely, the interethnic violence that broke out in many of the so-called mixed cities inside Israel. Halevi finds particularly disturbing the fact that the worst of the unrest took place in Lod, “a mixed Arab-Jewish working-class town minutes from Ben Gurion Airport.” Equally disturbing for him is the fact that this outbreak of interethnic violence came in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic which “brought Arab citizens [of Israel] closer…

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