“Jewish and Palestinian positions are entrenched, and no party offered ideas for changing that”

Israel’s Election Didn’t Kill Hope for Peace. It Was Already Dead.
by Daniel Gordis
April 17, 2019

…What Israelis had to decide was whether they wanted the security and prosperity that Netanyahu has delivered at the cost of corruption indictments and Trump-like attacks on democratic institutions, or whether they preferred a Mr. Clean who would end the corruption, but whose ability to maintain the security and prosperity was entirely untested. They voted for the “devil they know.” Whatever Israel’s election means, Israelis did not vote against peace: No party was committing to it. Nor did the election reflect a weakening of Israeli democracy. READ MORE

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