MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Germany –
Source: The Left “After yesterday’s elections to the Israeli Knesset, one thing is clear: Neither is government formation easier this time than in April, nor can the Palestinians and Israeli peacekeeping forces hope that the new prime minister – his name is Netanyahu or Gantz – will focus on a policy of detente with neighboring countries as well as on negotiations with the Palestinians, “said Zaklin Nastic, human rights spokeswoman for DIE LINKE, after citing about 90 percent of the votes cast in Israel. According to him, Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud as well as Benjamin Gantz’s blue-and-white alliance have about 32 seats and miss the required majority of 61 of the 120 seats with their potential coalition partners. Zaklin Nastic continued: “Although I am delighted that the United Arab Emirates is likely to become the third largest force in parliament, the result is sobering: neither human rights violations against the Palestinians nor social issues play a significant role in this election campaign played. Instead, both top candidates have once again proven to be hard-liners, trying to outdo each other in radicalism. Although Benjamin Gantz tries to stage himself as a man of quiet tones, he has neither criticized Netanyahu’s announcement to annex the Jordan Valley, nor criticized the content of his hard course towards Iran and neighboring countries. On the contrary, he called on him to go even harder on the Gaza Strip and promised that neither the great settlements nor East Jerusalem nor the Golan Heights would ever be returned. Even with him as prime minister, Israel must at least remain responsible for security in the Jordan Valley. Losers of this election are all those who have hoped for peace in the country and in the region. “
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