• Gideon Levy, de Haaretz, a refusé de rejoindre un parti nationaliste arabe
    Par Times of Israel Staff 21 août 2022,

    Le chroniqueur qui accuse Israël de pratiquer l’apartheid contre les Palestiniens affirme avoir considéré la proposition de Balad, mais a décidé de rester journaliste.
    Vendredi, la Douzième chaîne a rapporté que le chef des renseignements généraux de l’Autorité palestinienne, Majed Faraj, avait rencontré deux fois la semaine dernière les dirigeants de la Liste arabe unie dans le but de les convaincre de rejoindre le parti islamiste Ra’am, qui s’est séparé avant les dernières élections avant d’entrer seul dans la coalition gouvernementale.

    #élections_israéliennes #Hadash, #Ta’al #Balad #Ra’am

  • Élections israéliennes : la seule et unique alternative est la Liste Commune
    Par Gideon Levy - 10 février 2021 – Haaretz – Traduction : Chronique de Palestine

    Les quatre candidats susceptibles d’être élus Premier ministre sont tous terriblement similaires. Ne croyez pas aux contes de fées sur l’existence d’un grand gouffre idéologique entre eux.

    Fondamentalement, ils sont identiques : tous sont des juifs sionistes qui soutiennent l’occupation, des adeptes de la suprématie juive en Israël.

    Ils sont en faveur des colons et des colonies et ne rêveraient jamais de les stopper.

    Ils ne critiqueront jamais l’armée pour ses actions injustifiables et ils sanctifient toute opération violente d’Israël. Des crimes de guerre ? La loi internationale ? Les droits des Palestiniens ? Ne les faites pas rire. Ils ont tous suivi exactement la même ligne concernant la Cour pénale internationale de La Haye.

    Benjamin Netanyahu, Yair Lapid, Gideon Saar et Naftali Bennett sont tous les mêmes.
    Ils promettent l’occupation et la suprématie juive pour toujours. Ce sont des nationalistes juifs israéliens qui emploient exactement le même vocabulaire sur les questions qui comptent vraiment. (...)


    • Joint List or the worst of all evils
      Amira Hass | Feb. 12, 2021 | 12:18 AM - Haaretz.com

      The left I belong to doesn’t waste its time on tedious debates about which right-wing prime minister is preferable, be it Benjamin Netanyahu, Naftali Bennett, Avigdor Lieberman, Gideon Sa’ar or Yair Lapid. The fashionable squabbling over who is more suitable for crowning only highlights for those of us on the left how far we are from their world. And now we hear people saying that since these contenders’ parties are at the front of the political pack, and our own options are so skimpy, we should vote for the least of all evils.

      Yet, each and every aforementioned leader who could become the next prime minister is the worst of all evils, a source of concern and fear. The fact that an Israeli prime minister is not a sole captain of the ship increases the fear. In the basic matters, which are the entrenching of this state’s colonialist nature or destroying the welfare system, prime ministers have always been part and parcel of an establishment that embraces, materializes and manages those ideologies. You can call it Zionism, the national project, a Jewish state. A big part of Jewish-Israeli society protects the fruits produced by the dispossessive domination over the Palestinians, fruits which balance out the ills of neoliberal policies. This equation lies at the root of Israelis’ overwhelming rightist tendencies.

      In essence, the left stands on three legs: the adherence to the principle of equality among all human beings, the opposition to the state’s expropriating nature of the state on both sides of the Green Line, and the striving for a society in which capital would not dominate and profits and commodoties cease to determine the value of human beings and their lives. The linkage between them explains why the left is so shrunken, having so few options for voting.

      The crumbling Kahol Lavan, or the more successful Yesh Atid, never came close in their essence to a “center-left,” let alone the left. Center-right would be a more apt description of these parties. One of the greatest conceptual distortions that’s arisen here is the identification of the left with middle- or upper-class Ashkenazi Jews, and with pilots who bombed refugee camps in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip. The sociological phenomenon whereby those two categories are not numbered among traditional right-wing voters (regardless of the number of Ashkenazi Jews and former defense establishment officials in the top echelons of Likud), does not make Labor a left-wing party, given that this was the party that established and developed the expropriation enterprise spanning between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean.

      Even before 1948, all strands of the labor movement utilized socialist institutions (like the kibbutzim and the Histadrut labor federation) to push out as much as possible the native Palestinian population from its homeland and from the political system. Jewish ethnocracy and expropriation are so inbred into the average Israeli that those socialist husks continue to define the labor movement as left-wing, even though these tools were discarded when they were no longer required for advancing the Zionist project. With all due sympathy to Labor leader Merav Michaeli, it’s hard to envision her small party entering a genuine process of assuming responsibility for the historical dispossession. The adherence of Meretz to a Zionist ideology is puzzling and off-putting. The new party called The Israel Democratic Party signals a healthy development, but it’s still too embryonic. The Joint List, whose components are not all left-wing, has disappointed.

      So, is there no one to vote for? Not voting makes the election even more important than it is, as if we had more influence by not casting a ballot. This is a narcissistic attitude. We don’t wish to be and cannot be partners to a Zionist government, but not voting concedes something which nevertheless is taught by left-wing praxis: using any means at our disposal to express our ideas and to present alternatives anywhere possible, including in parliament.

      Belonging to the left is characterized by an almost religious belief in the possibility of changing things for the better and by the obligation to act upon this belief, even in the prevailing darkness. This is why leftists are active in organizations such as the Koah Laovdim labor union, in helping the constantly harassed Masafer Yatta hamlets near Hebron, in feminist groups, in demonstrations in East Jerusalem’s Silwan against the eviction of this neighborhood’s residents, and in the protests at Balfour Street. This is why the Joint List, as the representative of the most dispossessed group in Israel, is deserving of our votes.