According to This Israeli Scholar, the Arab Spring Was a Revolt Against the Patriarchy

Why the murder of women in Israel's society heralds a positive process and which Palestinian leaders are true partners for peace? Historian Ronit Marzan explains

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Ravit Hecht
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Ravit Hecht
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“Three months before Operation Guardian of the Walls [in May 2021], I said there would be an uprising that would encompass the Arabs in Israel. Ditto ahead of the ‘marches of return’ in the Gaza Strip. In December 2017, in a talk to one group, I said, ‘They are about to come to the fence – women and children. What are you going to do? Shoot them?’ They looked at me as though I had landed from the moon. And three months later, they did indeed come to the fence. It’s the same thing now. I say to them: Fatah, the party on which the Palestinian Authority is based, is going to do a total about-face. In order to salvage what remains of its legitimacy on the Palestinian street; they’re going to go for broke, and that story going to emerge from Jenin. They will storm the Muqata [PA headquarters in Ramallah]. Abu Mazen [Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas] isn’t relevant. He’s a dead horse. He’s building a house in Jordan and he’ll probably flee there.”

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