There’s Nothing Outrageous about Viktor Orban’s Visit to Israel

July 17 2018

Tomorrow, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban will arrive in Israel and meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu. There and elsewhere, critics have deplored the meeting, arguing that Jerusalem should not dignify an allegedly anti-Semitic leader and his anti-democratic tendencies by hosting an official visit. Evelyn Gordon responds:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Hungary, Israel & Zionism, Israel diplomacy, Viktor Orban

The U.S. Peace Plan May Finally Bring about a Palestinian State

Among those most fervently opposed to Israel applying its sovereignty to Jewish areas of the West Bank are members of the hard right, many of whom live in the affected areas. They do so because, under the Trump administration proposal, the extension of sovereignty makes possible the creation of a Palestinian state in the remainder of the territory. Haviv Rettig Gur comments on this irony:

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More about: Annexation, Israel & Zionism