Prime minister netanyahu and President Trump have finally achieved together what both of them sought for Israel-Palestine: namely the death of the two-state option that would have created a politically and economically viable Palestinian state.

The primary victory belongs to Netanyahu and the policies he pursued as prime minister of Israel. Through his persistent encouragement of the expanding settlements in the West Bank, he managed to encourage hundreds of thousands of new settlers to create a reality in which Israeli Jews would ignore the liberation struggle of the Palestinian people and settle on land often stolen from neighboring Palestinian villages.

Meanwhile, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), which once prided itself on being the most ethical in the world, and the Israeli judicial system have together transformed themselves into instruments of occupation and oppression. The Israeli Human Rights organization B’tselem has documented this process over the course of several decades....

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