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With One Hasty Move, Israel Puts Palestinian Issue Back on World's Agenda

Benny Gantz’s decision to declare six Palestinian civil society groups terrorist organizations is ill-timed, badly planned, clumsily explained and poorly marketed

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It was a stroke of political genius, timed to perfection: If the world isn’t interested in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, if only a handful of die-hards still believe in the feasibility of a Palestinian state, if the coronavirus epidemic, climate change and China’s ascent dominate the global agenda, what should Israel do to get some attention? Declare war on Ben & Jerry’s ice cream? No, that’s already been done.

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