RAMALLAH, Friday, April 5, 2019 (WAFA) â€“ Israeli citizens go to the polls. Aside from the progressive Meretz party, the ailing Labor party, and Palestinian Israeli parties, all other competing lists oppose Palestinian rights, reject the two-state solution, and have vowed to ensure that the rights of the Palestinian people to self-determination and freedom are quashed.
In this context of hostility against Palestinian rights, candidates and party lists have engaged in a fierce competition on who can be more aggressive against the Palestinian people, which party can exact more violence, and which party list or coalition is more capable of preventing the realization of Palestinian rights.
To that end, this Israeli elections season has been infested with racism, Islamophobia, incitement to violence, open calls for murder, and other gravely worrying signs of anti-Palestinian hatred.
This exposĂ© explores the platforms of the various Zionist parties competing in the upcoming elections specifically on Palestine and Palestinian rights. It demonstrates that the only issue Israeli parties agree on is how to deny the Palestinian people their rights. The parties are listed in accordance with their forecasted ranking according to the latest poll conducted by Israeli daily Haâ€™aretz on April 3, 2019.
“A Palestinian state will endanger our existence,” Benjamin Netanyahu, party leader.
KAHOL LAVAN PARTY (BLUE AND WHITE)
“We will strengthen the settlement blocs and the Golan Heights, from which we will never retreat. The Jordan Valley will remain our eastern security border,” Benny Gantz, party co-founder
UNION OF RIGHT WING
Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Power) party:
“Not all the Arabs are disloyal, some of them are loyal and I extend a hand of peace to them. But anyone who is not loyal should not be here in this country, â€ť Itamar Ben Gvir, leading member
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