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38.01/ Week 38, April 4-9, 2021, begins here.

Week 37 linked below
38.02/ From last night, following the 9 Day Passover Of Twenty-Twenty-One
38.03/ The wisdom/motivation of changing the name associated with your group depends on who gave the name in the first place.

If the majority imposed the original name: understandable way to reframe stigma

If you chose the original name: you're not fooling anybody prunes
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#Thread about @netanyahu #Israel #israelelections #Netanyahu #Politics :

Leaders have recently started to refer to the parties that Benjamin Netanyahu could put out of office after twelve years as the “block of change”.…
In the elections they won 57 of the 120 seats in the Israeli parliament, the Knesset. Netanyahu, on the other hand, has just 52 seats with his bloc, although his Likud party won by far the most votes.
This means that both blocs missed an absolute majority.
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One of the remarkable stories of the Israeli election is the Likud achieving a historically high percentage of Arab votes. In one Arab city, the Likud soared close to 10x (!) higher than in past elections. In most areas, their vote at least doubled. THREAD #israelelections
In the Beduin city of Rahat in the northern Negev, Netanyahu's vote improved by 896% (!!!) over the last election.
21st Knesset: 0.58% (93 votes)
22nd Knesset: 0.82% (160 votes)
23rd Knesset: 0.61% (136 votes)
24th Knesset: 6.08% (1,026 votes)
In Nazareth, Netanyahu's vote improved by 291%.
21st Knesset: 1.46% (328 votes)
22nd Knesset: 0.89% (283 votes)
23rd Knesset: 1.00% (348 votes)
24th Knesset: 3.91% (885 votes, only seven fewer than Meretz)
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Not surprised at #IsraelElections results. The Israeli left died in 2000, when Ehud Barak offered Palestinians their own state and they responded with the 2nd Intifada and another generation of bloodshed. That's when I walked away from covering the Mideast for almost 20 years.
I was among the Oslo hopefuls, who thought peace in our time was upon us. I was managing editor @JTAnews in 2000, so had a front-row seat, directing coverage during Camp David, when Arafat chose violence rather than a state. Afterward, my solution was to stop caring for decades.
Many factors contributed to breakdown of talks in 2000. Some blame Ariel Sharon, and his visit to the Temple Mount, as the cause. But that was just the final result of a long-simmering unwillingness by many sides, but especially Palestinian leaders, to make sacrifices for peace.
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