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Ouest France - France | Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Settlement policy root of all evil

The Israeli state is jeopardising its own existence with its settlement policy, argues political scientist Dominique Moïsi, senior advisor to the Paris-based Institut Français des Relations Internationales, in the regional newspaper Ouest France: "Can the Israeli prime minister efficiently condemn with all due harshness deeds that are supported at least indirectly by some of his own ministers, when at the same time he depends on the parties of the far right? … The greatest long-term threat to Israel - and its existence as a democratic Jewish state - is neither Iran nor the IS terrorist militia but a settlement policy that rocks the political and ethical foundations of the state. Israel rightly fears a campaign aimed at undermining its legitimacy. But today no one is contributing more to the Israeli government's isolation than the government itself."

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