An update from Jeff Halper, Director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) as he addresses what is happening with the dramatic protests within Israel. They began in January after Netanyahu took office and announced his judicial reform plan. Jeff describes the deep division between liberal Israelis and the right wing – “… it’s an intra Jewish thing … that has pushed the Palestinian issue aside to some degree”.
Jeff says that Ilan Pappe put it well when he says this is a fight inside Israel between what he calls fantasy Israel and the state of Judah. Therefore, these protests have little to do with ICAHD’s issue of how to de-colonize the Israeli apartheid settler state and transform it into a democratic state of all citizens between the river and the sea.