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Ben Lynfield

Ben Lynfield

The writer is the former Middle East affairs correspondent at the Jerusalem Post. ©Syndication Bureau, www.syndicationbureau.com

Palestinians brace for Israel’s new right-wing coalition

It was with chants of “Death to the terrorists” that a new era opened in Israel after the November 1 election.

Only Arab voters can curb the rise of Israel’s extreme right

While legislation defines Israel as more of a Jewish ethnic state than a democracy, on election day, Arab citizens’ ballots are equal to those of Jews in a one-person, one-vote system. But this year, the Arab electorate is in danger of squandering this electoral equity.

Israel’s Gaza war shows Lapid’s true colors

The mainstream Israeli media and allies of Yair Lapid, the caretaker prime minister, were quick to declare Israel’s three-day asymmetrical war against Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Gaza a resounding success.

Netanyahu ‘doomsday’ coalition looms over Israeli elections

Wedged between militarism and an expansionist religious nationalism, Israel, in the view of its dwindling peace camp, has clearly failed to become the just society envisioned by some of its founding fathers, at the expense of the Palestinians.