Hassan Imran is an independent political analyst in international law and middle east affairs, and executive director of One Justice, a Paris-based legal aid organization.
“Israel has occupied Palestinian land for over 50 years and Europe has barely mustered more than a few terse statements in opposition”.
Israeli politicians no longer have the Palestinians or Arabs to unite voters against and are forced to face battle the country's internal contradictions and deep polarisation.
Israel is making the most of the lack of opposition to impose whatever apartheid-style regulations it wants.
By passing a resolution equating the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel with anti-Semitism, Germany is letting its Nazi past lead to support for an apartheid regime.
As human tragedy meets anti-immigrant rhetoric, is there any hope that a way forward can be found?
By equating anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism, freedom of expression is inhibited, and the results could eventually damage the very communities they seek to protect.
Does Benny Gantz represent a change in the Israeli establishment, or will he bring more of the same?
The Middle East is too fractured internally to start working towards a collective security regime.
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