Peace: The Missing Israeli Election Issue
by Evelyn Gordon
January 10, 2019
Israel’s election campaign has only just begun, but one key issue is already notable by its absence: peace with the Palestinians. To many Americans—especially American Jews, who overwhelmingly consider this the most important issue facing Israel—the fact that almost none of the candidates are talking about the peace process may seem surprising. But several recent incidents help explain why it’s a very low priority for most Israeli voters…Ordinary human interaction with Israelis, aka “normalization,” is anathema to many Palestinians, including many PA officials…READ MORE
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