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Beyond the ballot box: how Israel's 'Arab voters' are second-class citizens

An Israeli casting her ballot

On Monday, newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed regret for his now notorious remarks on polling day last week, when he warned that Israel's Palestinian citizens were coming out to vote "in droves."


Amongst frustrated allies, patience has run out with Israel

Ben WhiteThe British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond didn't mince his words. Israel, he said, was guilty of "what looks and feels like a deliberate attempt to sabotage the two-state-solution."


10 facts about Israel's elections and the Palestinian vote

Ben White

On 17 March, Israelis will go to the polls to elect a new government. Here are 10 facts about the Knesset elections and the Palestinian vote.


Israel is losing the debate - in more ways than one

Ben WhiteLast night, I participated in a debate at the Cambridge Union on 'This House Believes Israel is a Rogue State.' Speaking alongside Ghada Karmi and Norman Finkelstein for the proposition, the motion was carried by 51 percent to 19 percent - with a 7 percent swing from the pre-debate vote.


NGOs slam 'disarmament for development' as Gaza lies in ruins

Palestinian school bombed by IsraelLeading NGOs have heavily criticised attempts to link the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip with its demilitarisation, ahead of a debate about the issue in Westminster today.


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