As Israel’s far right parties celebrate, Palestinians shrug and look away.
When Israeli far-right parties hold demonstrations near the border with the Gaza Strip, Israeli journalists regularly ask them what they hope to accomplish. The answer is always the same: to undermine the two-state solution, demand the end of the right of return and create an imaginary Jewish homeland.
The Israeli right, often called “ultra-nationalists” and “racist” by the media, see their main mission in two ways: preventing any Palestinian state being established, and, second, creating a Jewish state.
The Palestinian Authority rejects the two-state solution, as do many leaders in both Fatah (the official Palestinian organization) and Hamas, the political party that controls the Gaza Strip. This means they all reject the idea of a two-state solution and want to create a single state.
So, after several years of violence, Hamas’s Fatah-inspired movement, with Hamas at the helm, continues to demand the implementation of a two-state solution for both sides. But Fatah’s representatives in Gaza refuse to recognize Israel and Hamas’s leadership in the Gaza Strip continues to demand the implementation of a two-state solution for both sides.
In Israel, the idea of a Palestinian state is seen as a threat to Israel’s security. For this reason, Israel has rejected Palestinian efforts to establish a Palestinian state.
While Palestinian statehood is rejected by Israel, the far-right Israeli right tries to prevent attempts at negotiation through various forms of legislation. A number of far-right Israeli politicians seek to prevent a Palestinian state from being established as a means of preventing an agreement that could have both Israeli and Palestinian interests at its heart.
In Israel, the idea of a Palestinian state is seen as a threat to Israel’s security.
But the far-right Israeli right tries to prevent attempts at negotiation through various forms of legislation. Far-right politicians such as Jewish Home, Yair Lapid, and Benny Gantz are determined to prevent a Palestinian state from being established if possible. Among their aims are to hinder any possibility of a two-state solution, force