The News From Israel
Failure's No Success At All
An Arab party gives up on two states, Jimmy Carter's on his way to Israel and Egypt, plus more news from Israel.
"The failure of the two-state solution."--The reason that the Arab party list Ra'am-Ta'al changed its platform this week from supporting a two-state solution to supporting a binational state.
- Attorney-general may block adoption of controversial Levy report - PM's plan to adopt Levy report on legal status of settlements in Judea and Samaria (W. Bank) — and to legalize outposts and facilitate construction — runs into opposition from Attorney-General. (Israel Hayom)
- Chomsky makes first Gaza visit - Jewish-American linguist calls for end to Gaza blockade during first ever visit to Strip. (Agencies, Ynet)
- Jimmy Carter to visit Israel, Egypt - A group of past heads of state that advocates for peace called The Elders announced the visit Thursday. (Agencies, Haaretz)
- IDF generals butt heads over Canadian-Israeli 'deserter' - With soldiers watching, Chief military prosecutor Efroni tells army's Personnel Directorate head Barbivai her decision to release 'draft-dodger' month and a half before the end of her sentence sends 'wrong message.' (Ynet)
- The obstacle of King David's Garden - Israel is blaming the Palestinians for preventing the formulation of a solution to the sewage of the Kidron Valley, and as a result it is impossible to advance plans for Jews and Arabs in the King's Garden (Silwan neighborhood of E. Jerusalem). (Yedioth Jerusalem supplement, p. 14)
- Israeli Bedouin stage mass protest in wake of home demolition orders - Residents in recognized village of Bir Hadaj received demolition orders last week, accuse state of trampling on their rights as citizens. (Haaretz+)
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