However, the prime minister had to make it look like something was being done, in light of the fires that keep raging in Israeli border communities. The media and right-wing critics have already pushed Netanyahu into a military operation he didn’t want in the Gaza Strip, twice: Operation Pillar of Defense (2012) and Operation Protective Edge (2014). This time, he looked better prepared to stand firm in the breach, but not to take responsibility.
Moscow had earlier invited the Israeli prime minister to attend the final game of the FIFA World Cup on July 15, where Netanyahu could have found himself in the stadium together with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Yet Netanyahu, who is reluctant to meet with Abbas, opted for an earlier visit, while the Palestinian leader will come for the final as originally planned.
Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the Palestinian Authority have all separately warned Israel over the past year about growing Turkish activity in East Jerusalem, which they say is part of an attempt by Turkish…
Der Protest fand trotz eines vorübergehenden Demonstrationsverbots statt, das am Mittwoch verkündet wurde. Die Veranstalter haben weitere Kundgebungen angekündigt. Demonstranten haben den PA-Führer Mahmoud Abbas von der Fatah aufgefordert, Sanktionen gegen die rivalisierende Hamas in Gaza fallen zu lassen, von denen sie glauben, dass sie dessen zwei Millionen Einwohner treffen.