Sunday 30 April 2017

Winner takes it all in West Bank - but keeping it is harder

The current right-wing government led by Benjamin Netanyahu has pursued an aggressive settlement strategy – despite protests from Mr Obama and other world leaders.
The current right-wing government led by Benjamin Netanyahu has pursued an aggressive settlement strategy – despite protests from Mr Obama and other world leaders.

Gerard O’Regan

'The winner takes it all.' The title of that particular ditty from the Abba songbook, way back when, has been dawdling around in my sub-conscious these past couple of weeks.

The unlikely prompt for this trip down music's memory lane is the never-ending squabble between the Israelis and their ever-present in-house neighbours, the Palestinians.

In the traumatised world which passes for the norm in the Middle East, the term "in-house neighbour" just might be one of the best ways to describe these two tribes, who live in a tiny strip of land the size of Munster.

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