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‘Beńmin Netańahu z lîcli t b bac az prîm̦inistr wns mor.’ Foṭgraf: Menahem Cahana/AFP/Geti Iṃjz

Ɖ Gardịn vy on Izrel’s lêtist ilex́n: a frîṭnñ de fr dmocṛsi

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on 2 November 2022)

Ɖ trîumf v ɖ faŗît, alarmñ inuf in itslf, cd olso si ɖ dstrux́n v jdiśl ćecs upn p’liticl pǎr

Wnzde 2 Nvmbr 2022

In sm wez, Tyzde’z ilex́n lct driṛli fmiłr t votrz in Izrel – inevitbli so, az ɖ fifʈ in les ɖn for yirz. Wns agn, it wz fòt t a larj dgri on ẃɖr Beńmin Netańahu, stl on trîl fr c’rupśn, z fit fr ofis. Ɖ ofiśl rzults wl nt b dclerd untl nxt wīc, n tîni śifts in vots cd pś smōlr partiz ovr ɖ ʈreśhold fr repriznteśn, ẃć cn b criticl in ɖ yẓ́li drwn-ǎt proses v cọliśnbildñ. Nnɖles, it sīmz xtrimli lîcli ɖt Mr Netańahu wl b bac az prîm̦inistr wns mor, wɖ a smōl mjoṛti in ɖ 120-sīt Cnesit, aftr a brīf inṭregnm.

Yt ɖ rzults so far r olso dīpli śocñ. Ɖe marc ɖ trîumf v ɖ resist faŗît, in ɖ form v Mr Netańahu’z Rlijs Zaynist alîz, hu wont ɖ dīporteśn v “dsloyl” Paḷstińn sitiznz v Izrel n ɖ aṇxeśn v ɖ okpaid Wst Banc. Ɖe r nt onli Mr Netańahu’z partnrz, bt hiz crieśn: h bròt ʈri faŗît partiz on t ɖ sem slet, welcmñ ɖm intu ɖ mênstrīm. Itamar Ben-Gvir, secnd on ɖ list, z an anti-Aṛb formr folowr v ɖ bánd Cah terristgrūp, wɖ a cnvix́n fr insaitñ resizm. Untl hiz 2019 Cnesit run, h hd a picćr v Bārūc Goldśtîn – hu maṣcrd 29 Mŭzlim wrśiprz in Hebrón – in hiz livñrūm. Fr yirz h wz p’liticli untuć̣bl. Ʈancs t Mr Netańahu, h nǎ doṃnets ɖ ʈrd-larjist p’liticl fors in Izrel, n z xpctd t bcm a sīńr ministr.

Ɖ Bîdn admiṇstreśn hz rîtli md it clir ɖt it wonts nʈñ t d wɖ Mr Ben-Gvir. Mr Netańahu apirz unfezd, dǎtlis cǎntñ on a Rpublicn rsrjns n Doṇld Trump’s rtrn in 2024, n ɖ unlîclihd v Wośñtn tecñ ɖ cnd v ax́n ɖt mt mc Likŭd ʈnc agn in ɖ mntm.

“Ɖ rzults cnfrm ɖt w hv no partnr in Izrel fr pīs,” sd Mhaṃd Śteia, prîm̦inistr v ɖ Paḷstińn Oʈoṛti. Ɖ ćôs btwn ɖ rît n ɖ “guvnmnt v ćenj” léd bî ɖ sntrist incumbnt Yair Lapid – an unwīldi anti-Netańahu cọliśn, ẃć rplest him fr a yir bfr c’lapsñ – wz lîc ɖt btwn Pepsi n Coca-Cola, h sjstd.

Ɖt vy me nt last. Ɖs cd marc a trnñpônt fr Izrel’z dmocṛsi, n ispeṣ́li its jūdiśri, wɖ grim n dṛmatic rīṗcuśnz. Ɖ Rlijs Zaynists n Likŭd śer wn ci inṭrest: t rein in ɖ s’prīm cort n uɖr deṃcratic sefgardz, sć az ɖ atrnijenṛl’z pǎr n indipndns. Mr Netańahu wonts hiz līgl probḷmz t vaniś. Alawñ ɖ lejsḷćr t s’lect s’prīm-cort jusṭsz n oṿrîd ɖ jūdiśri, so ɖt unconsttyśnl lwz cn b pást, olso opnz ɖ dor t an xtrim ajnda v landgrabz, ćenjz t ɖ rūlz v ingejmnt fr soljrz, n uɖr abysz.

Mr Ben-Gvir’z vri popylaṛti, hvr nesṣri t Likŭd’z līdr, z lîcli t alarm him tù. Mr Netańahu me nt b ebl t rstren ɖ fors h crietd. Hiz p’liticl partnrz hv olwz livd t rgret ɖer dīlñz. Bt fr ɖt vri rīzn, h z ǎt v uɖr opśnz. N a mor îdịlojicli chisiv guvnmnt śd b īzịr t manij ɖn hiz prīvịs inc̣hiṛnt cọliśnz. Ɖs z a trūli frîṭnñ momnt. Ɖ cuntri’z incrisñli rîtwñ ilectṛt hz pict a guvnmnt lîcli t psy an xtrim n oʈoṛterịn tṛjectri, tramṗlñ ovr ɖ lîvz v Paḷstińnz n ɖ deṃcratic sefgardz v Izrel.

Instroduction to Ñspel

03/11/2022

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