Decoding Israeli Extremism

Richard Falk, international law expert and former U.N. Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967, discusses the significance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent assertion that Israel possesses exclusive right to all of the Land of Israel. In addition to brazenly defying international law, the assertion repudiates the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian struggle that has been promoted ineffectually and often cynically by international diplomacy for the last several decades. Professor Falk says Netnyahu’s claim on behalf of Israel to all of historic Palestine, including the West Bank, represents what could be the final chapter in the Zionist project. He paints a somber scenario of what it is likely to mean for the Palestinians unless civil society mobilizes to defend them.

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