The low turnout among Palestinian citizens of Israel in the 2015 election is both sobering and painful (much as it delighted Benjamin Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman). Even if they disagree with the ideological arguments advanced by those who call for boycotting the Zionist enemy, Palestinian citizens of Israel have trouble believing that the Israeli political system truly intends to listen to their voices.
The author made a very good point when she wrote about the need for Palestinains to vote even though their numbers pale in comparison to the Jewish segment of the population. Yesterday’s victory for Netanyahu was a victory for apartheid. Israelis rejoiced that the election brought their country one step closer to the Jewish interpretation of the ‘final solution’. I’m afraid though that nothing much will change until the U.S. can get rid of its corporate fundamentalists that control the government and media. Israel knows that they have successfully bought enough of the American politicians that they can continue their slow extermination of the Palestinians with the subtle blessing of their American enablers. Meanwhile the sufferring Palestinian population is more aware than ever that their oprressors are as racist and bitter and that any uprising will simply play into the hands of the Knesst as they would most assuredly accelerate their destruction of Palestinains with the slightest of provocations. It’s a sad day for our planet and the ideals of truth, justice and a color blind society.