Scott interviews Jonathan Ofir about a recent article he wrote at Mondoweiss. The article highlights the latest mainstream Israeli voice, a journalist named Ben-Yishai, to voice concerns that the current Israeli government may institute apartheid. Scott and Ofir talk about how hardliners gaining government positions has caused Ben-Yishai and other establishment Israelis to warn about the possible implementation of the so-called “Decisive Plan” authored by Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich in 2017. They go over what the plan is and examine its broader historical context.
Discussed on the show:
- “Another mainstream Israeli voice warns of Apartheid” (Mondoweiss)
- “No, Israel Does Not Have the Right to Self-Defense In International Law Against Occupied Palestinian Territory” (Jadaliyya)
- “Top PM Aide: Gaza Plan Aims to Freeze the Peace Process” (Haaretz)
- Haaretz article about the 2001 Netanyahu video
Jonathan Ofir is an Israeli-Danish conductor, musician, writer and blogger, writing regularly for Mondoweiss.
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