June 2021 Israel-Palestine war
▼ evictions in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, 11-day war and Israeli airstrikes, truce, new govt, new airstrikes.
7 Jun 2021 corruption. In Israel Netanyahu denies 'incitement' and alleges election fraud, while he stands trial for corruption. And in the U.S. Trump denies 'incitement' and alleges election fraud, while the Trump organization is under criminal investigation by the NY State Attorney General Letitia James' office.
Lapid to unseat Netanyahu
2 Jun 2021 Israeli opposition parties agree to form new unity government. Israeli opposition leaders have reached an agreement with political allies to form a new coalition government of change. Lapid, of the centrist Yesh Atid party and Bennett, of the right-wing Yamina party, have reached a deal with Abbas, head of the United Arab List /UAL, to form a new government that would end Netanyahu's 12-year tenure as PM.
15 May 2021 Israeli airstrike destroyed a high-rise media building in Gaza. Prime Minister of Israel started a war to hold on to power. Palistinians had protested the eviction of 6 Arab families from the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah.
Thu 20 May 2021 U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a bill to block the $735m arms sale to Israel, as he added, "Netanyahu has cultivated an increasingly intolerant and authoritarian type of racist nationalism." The resolution is not likely to pass, said everyone.