Israel’s Charade of Democracy
The following op-ed appeared in the New York Times today. It is written by Hagai El-Ad, the executive director of B’Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, a Global Ministries partner.
Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories is nearing the half-century mark, and Israel’s new right-wing government offers little hope of ending it. Nevertheless, the new government promises something else of value: clarity. And with that clarity, the opportunity to challenge the prolonged lie of the occupation’s “temporary” status. For if the occupation has become permanent in all but its name, what about the voting rights of Palestinians?