Avigdor Lieberman has resigned his position as Israeli Defense Minister because he can’t endorse the government’s “surrender to terrorism”. He said that in relation to a ceasefire being announced by Hamas and the Israeli government.
A few days back, Israeli armed forces executed a raid in Gaza. Both Palestinians and Israeli soldiers were killed in the raid. Hamas launched rockets into Israel in response. Israel launched air strikes on Gaza.
Mainstream reporting has tended to be of the usual one eyed variety. For example, The Guardian reported that Israeli’s had been killed while noting that Palestinians had died. It’s a subtle type of propaganda that effectively constructs a barrier of barbs and vines to be hacked away before meaningful discussion on Gaza/Israel/Palestinians can be had.
The Associated Press is reporting that Netanyahu’s government might not last until the next scheduled elections. Here’s their report as published at Truth Dig, and here’s a piece reporting on the ceasefire published by The Electronic Intifada.
I wouldn’t know what the prospects are if early elections are called in Israel, but I sense that something has to give in relation to Israel and the approach and actions of the government domestically, in the region and across the world. Between revelations of Israeli interference in the domestic politics of the UK and US, their lamentable reactions to The Great March of Return (that’s entering public awareness in spite of massive under-reporting), plus the persistence of the BDS movement, I think it’s reasonable to suggest that Israel is suffering from a steady drip of “bad press”.
Maybe welcome change isn’t too far away.