20 Mar 2015
This week Benjamin Netanyahu was re-elected as prime minister of Israel for the fourth time. In the final days of his campaign, he made it clear that he doesn’t support a two-state solution. Washington has responded by saying, "Now that the foundation has been eroded, it means that our policy decisions need to be reconsidered…" In his latest interview, Netanyahu tried to walk back from his statement, but The New York Times reports that his retreat has done nothing to “assuage an infuriated Obama administration”, which is now hinting that it may withdraw its support for Israel at the UN over the issues of Palestine and the Iran nuclear deal.
Editors Note: You might also be interested at The Results Are In: Israel Is an Authoritarian State and We Can No Longer Deny It by Zaid Jilani on AlterNet, After Netanyahu Wins Israel Vote with Racism & Vow of Permanent Occupation, How Will World Respond? by Democracy Now!, Netanyahu Victory Lays Bare Israel as Racist, Colonial State by The Real News Network and Netanyahu’s Victory Is Just as Bad as It Looks by Mitchell Plitnick at Foreign Policy in Focus.