Israel’s General Election has been won by Benjamin Netanyahu’s extreme right-wing Likud party, sending a clear message to the world that the Israeli people are happy with the status quo of keeping the Palestinians under continuous occupation and siege.
On May 15 of every year, Palestinians mark "Nakba Day" – when the state of Israel was founded in 1948 – to reaffirm their right of return to the lands from which their ancestors were forcibly displaced. Since that year, the Palestinian cause has gone through several milestones, beginning with the armed struggle against Israel in the 1950s and early 1960s.
He has spent his entire political career preaching about threats to Israel’s security. When it was not “Palestinian terrorism” it was the Iranian nuclear programme. Now, Israelis are waking up to the dreadful reality that it is really their own Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who poses the main “existential threat” to their security.
Oscar nominees in the top acting and directing categories as well as host Chris Rock received invitations from a coalition of groups to visit Palestine and experience life through the eyes of Palestinians living under apartheid and military occupation.
Delegates from some of the largest grassroots organisations in Latin America have “condemned the refusal of certain Caribbean countries to recognise the legitimate right of the people of Palestine to sovereign statehood”.