Africa is the heart of the most powerful anti-colonial trends the world has ever known. A continent of this size, complexity and proud history cannot be written off as if a mere ‘prize’ to be won or lost by Israel and its neocolonial friends.
The landlocked country is playing an increasingly insignificant role in the dispute, even though the peace process would be incomplete without the kingdom’s input. In fact, until the 1970s, Jordan was an indispensable player, having hosted thousands of Palestinian refugees. Jordan seems to be trapped by its own security restrictions and has largely ceded the peace process to its rivals, including Egypt.
Unlike other right-wing politicians around the world, Netanyahu did not simply exploit or ride the wave of an existing populist movement. Instead, he was the main architect of the current version of Israel’s right-wing politics.
There are two separate Sheikh Jarrah stories —one read and watched in the news and another that receives little media coverage or due analysis.