Episode Number
44
Jerusalem and West Bank unrest generated by Netanyahu’s policies, says Eran Etzion 
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Ben Caspit speaks this week with strategist Eran Etzion, who previously served as head of planning policy at Israel’s foreign ministry and as deputy head of the National Security Council in the prime minister's office. Etzion argues that the main reason for the escalation we now see both in east Jerusalem and the West Bank is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s policies — policies that he says are totally guided by Netanyahu’s own, narrow political considerations. "We are indeed in a dangerous situation, and the core driver of these events is Israeli politics. What hopefully we will see soon is a relatively quick transformation of Israeli politics and the assembling a new government, to be followed by, gradually over time, with changes of the political terrain, the security terrain and the country’s strategy,” he says. 
Links:
-Israeli court to reconvene next week on eviction of Palestinian families (al-monitor.com) 
-Netanyahu’s government shaking over decision to ban demonstrations (al-monitor.com) 
-Naftali Bennett could be Israel’s next prime minister (al-monitor.com) 
-How Netanyahu is turning Israel into a banana republic (al-monitor.com) 
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