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In Ñspel: The Guardian view on Israel’s threat within: rightwing extremism in government

The Likud chairman, Benjamin Netanyahu (left), and the Religious Zionist party leader, Bezalel Smotrich, stand behind the Israeli PM, Yair Lapid, in the Knesset. Photograph: Tsafrir Abayov/AP
Ɖ Likud ćermn, Beṇ́min Neṭńāhu (left), n ɖ Rlijs Zaynist partilīdr, Beẓlél Smotrić, stand bhnd ɖ Izreli PM, Yair Lapid, in ɖ Cnesét. Foṭgraf: Tsafrir Abayov/AP

Ɖ Gardịn vy on Izrel’z ʈret wɖn: rîtwñ xtrimizm in guvnmnt

(Transcription of a Guardian editorial of 7 Dec. 2022)

Beṇ́min Neṭńāhu z pleyñ wɖ fîr bî gvñ resist poḷtiśnz cntrol ovr ɖ p’līs n ɖ okpaid teritriz

Wnzde 7 Dsmbr 2022

Ɖ  crîsis in ɖ Holi Land z wns agn at “bôlñpônt”, wɖ blud biyñ spilt on bʈ sîdz. Tor Wennesland, ɖ YN’z pīs envô, dd nt mins hiz wrdz t ɖ s’kṛticaunsl ɖs wīc. Ɖ rîzñ deʈtol in ɖ Wst Banc, ɖ wrst sins 2006, z rôlñ ɖ wōtrz. Sins Jańri, abt 140 Paḷstińnz hv bn cild in ɖs teritri, nirli ol bî Izreli forsz. Paḷstińn atacs tarġtñ Izreliz hv left 30 ded.

Dez rlịr, Mr Wennesland hd bn “hoṛfaid” bî ɖ fetl śūtñ v an unarmd Paḷstińn man jrñ a scufl wɖ an Izreli bordr-p’līs ofisr. Ɖ mcābra vidio v ɖ cilñ rvild h wz rît t b alarmd. Yt rɖr ɖn upbrêdñ ɖ ofisr fr a public x’kśn, ɖ incumñ naśnl-s’kṛti ministr, Itamar Ben-Gvir, fṛm ɖ far-rît Juiś Pǎr parti, hêld him az a hiro.

Ɖ Rlijs Zaynizm blóc, léd bî Mr Ben-Gvir n ɖ Juiś sūpreṃsist Beẓlél Smotrić, z nǎ ɖ ʈrd-larjist grūp in ɖ Cnesét. Harḅrñ resists n homofobz, it wz ɖ big winr in last munʈ’z ilex́nz. Ɖ luzrz wr Izreli dmocṛsi n ɖ Paḷstińnz. Yācov Katz, editr-in-ćīf v ɖ Jrūsḷm Post, hz gd rīzn t cōl Mr Ben-Gvir “ɖ modn Izreli vrśn v an Americn ẃît sūpreṃsist n a Yṛpiyn fasist”. Mr Ben-Gvir, hu hz bn cnvictd v resist insîtmnt n s’port fr terrizm, olrdi hz tns rleśnz wɖ Izrel’z Aṛb mnoṛti. Az h hz rpitidli plejd t rīḷcet Beduinz n Paḷstińn Izreli sitiznz t neḅrñ Aṛb stets, mć wrs cd b in stor fr ɖm.

Ɖ proxiṃt cōz fr vayḷnt xtrimists in Izrel’z guvnmnt z Beṇ́min Neṭńāhu. On trîl fr c’rupśn – ćarjz ɖt Mr Neṭńāhu dnîz – h sīmz wilñ t pe eni prîs t end ɖ cesz agnst him. In rtrn fr an asōlt on Izrel’z justișistm ʈru ny lejsleśn advanst bî hiz faŗît n ultra-Orʈ̇dox alîz, Mr Neṭńāhu apirz t b rīśepñ guvnmnt t ɖer advantij – noṭbli handñ ovr vrć̣li untramld pǎrz in ɖ okpaid teritriz. H sīcs t rîd ɖ radicl wev srjñ ʈru Juiś Izreli ssayti. Abt 60% v sć votrz nǎ cnsidr ɖmslvz rîtwñ – p fṛm 46% in 2019. Amñ yuñ Izreliz, s’port tops 70%.

Ɖz trendz śd wuri Izrel. Sins 1967, ɖ cuntri hz gvn itslf plōzibl dnạbiḷti ovr dīṗnñ an ilīgl okpeśn in ɖ Wst Banc bî clemñ ɖ rījn wz undr an êṗliticl, militri-administrd līgl reźīm ɖt rspcts inṭnaśnl lw. Ɖs, sd s’xesiv Izreli guvnmnts, wz a tmprri s’lūśn untl a prṃnnt dīl wz rīćt wɖ ɖ Paḷstińnz. Ptñ Mr Smotrić’z parti in ćarj ʈretnz t xpoz ɖs az a ś’red, cnfrmñ ɖt Izreli okpeśn z a form v apartîd.

Mr Neṭńāhu apirz t b betñ ɖ wrld wl blinc frst. Hiz frendz in ɖ Gulf r sticñ bî him. Ɖ Bîdn admiṇstreśn sz it wl juj ɖ ny guvnmnt bî its poḷsiz, nt its prṣnaḷtiz. Bt ɖ faŗît marć t ɖer ǒn drum. Mr Smotrich s’ports ɖ aṇxeśn v ɖ Wst Banc, ɖ xpanśn v setlmnts n ɖ deṃliśn v Paḷstińn homz. Mr Ben-Gvir planz a pṛvoc̣tiv miṇstirịl “vizit” t Haram al-Sharif, sait v ɖ ʈrd-holiist śrîn in Izlam, undr ɖ pritns ɖt Izreli Juz r struġlñ fr ɖer rlijs rîts. F sć wrdz bcm dīdz, ɖen a Paḷstińn uprîzñ – a ʈrd inṭfāda – w’nt b far awe. Ɖs z a dizṃl ʈōt, bt it sīmz t b ẃr ɖ unforćṇt īvluśn v Izreli poḷtics z hedñ.

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In Ñspel: The Guardian view on Amnesty’s Israel report: dominating the discourse

Protests last year about the expulsion of Palestinian families from their homes in East Jerusalem snowballed into a clash between Hamas militants and the Israeli army. Photograph: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images
Protests last yir abt ɖ xpulśn v Paḷstińn faṃliz fṛm ɖer homz in Īst Jrūsḷm snôbōld intu a claś btwn Hamas militnts n ɖ Izreli armi. Foṭgraf: Ahmad Gaṛbli/AFP/Geti Iṃjz

Ɖ Gardịn vy on Amṇsti’z Izrel rport: doṃnetñ ɖ discors

(Transcription of an editorial published in the Guardian on 6 February 2022)

Ɖ cntinywñ subɉgeśn v Paḷstińnz irodz ɖ cuntri’z staćr inṭnaśṇli n daṃjz its dmocṛsi

Súnde 6 Febrri 2022

Ehūd B’rāc, Izrel’z ɖen dfnsministr n ɖ cuntri’z most dec̣retd soljr, wornd in 2010 ɖt “az loñ az in ɖs teritri wst v ɖ Jordn rivr ɖr z onli wn p’liticl entti cōld Izrel, it z gwñ t b îɖr non-Juiś or non-deṃcratic. F ɖs blóc v miłnz v Paḷstińnz canot vot, ɖt wl b an apartîdstet.” Ɖs arğmnt wz md agn in 2014 bî Jon Ceri az YS secṛtri v stet (ɖo h lêtr rgretd ɖ lanḡj). Ʈri yirz lêtr, Boris Jonsn, ẃn h wz YC foṛn secṛtri, sd mć ɖ sem ʈñ. Nwn sīmd in eni dǎt ɖt wr Izrel t cari on wɖt mcñ pīs wɖ ɖ Paḷstińnz, ɖ cuntri wd fes creḍbl akześnz v apartîd.

Aftr a for-yir invstgeśn, Amṇsti last wīc bcem ɖ lêtist hymn-rîts orġnîześn t levl ɖt ćarj, cncludñ ɖt Izrel oṗretd a “sistm ẃć amǎnts t apartîd undr inṭnaśnl lw”. It sd ɖt ɖ YN s’kṛticaunsl mst “impoz tarġtd sañśnz agnst Izreli ofiślz impḷcetd”, n dmandd an armz imbargo on Izrel. Amṇsti olso cōld fr ɖ prṗtretrz v apartîd t b “bròt t justis” ʈru ɖ inṭnaśnl criminl cort. Ɖs z ɖ wrld’z bigist hymn-rîts orġnîześn; its cncluźn śoz ɖ dscuśn z bcmñ imbedd in inṭnaśnl foṛmz.

Sć a grev dạgnosis v Izrel’z sićueśn śd b a cnsrn fr ol ɖoz, lîc ɖs nyzpepr, hu wś fr ɖ cuntri t prospr. Amṇsti wz atact bî ɖ Izreli guvnmnt, bt dfndd bî mor ɖn a duzn dmestic hymn-rîts grūps. Its mesij z no dǎt penfl t hír fr mni Juiś Izreliz hu cnsidr ɖer cuntri t b a bīcn v hop n r prǎd v its deṃcratic tṛdiśnz. Yt ɖ cntinywñ subɉgeśn v Paḷstińnz irodz ɖ cuntri’z staćr inṭnaśṇli n daṃjz its dmocṛsi.

Ɖr hz bn an imrjñ cnsnss ɖt ɖ trm “apartîd” cn b aplaid t Izrel in a we dstñt fṛm ɖ sistm sìn in ɖ old Sǎʈ Africa. Ɖ ćarj hz olso bn brōdnd – fr sm, in a hreticl we. It z nt jst aplaid t eriaz undr militri okpeśn bt yzd t caṛcṭrîz Izrel’z cmand v ɖ land fṛm ɖ Jordn rivr t ɖ Mediṭreńn sì. Paḷstińnz – includñ ɖoz hu r Izreli sitiznz – r, Amṇsti sz, trītd az an infirịr non-Juiś reśl grūp n privntd fṛm x’sîzñ “funḍmntl hymn rîts” t vẹriyñ dgriz dpndñ on ẃr ɖe liv.

Az ɖ numbr v Paḷstińnz in ɖ Holi Land aproćz ɖt v Juz, Izrel’z pridic̣mnt bcmz mor glẹrñ. Nɖr ɖ cuntri’z prîm̦inistr, Naftali Benit, nr hiz deẓgnetd s’xesr, Yair Lapid, wl cnsid ɖt ɖe canot hold ol ɖ teritri, cīp Izrel’z Juiś îdntti n b a propr dmocṛsi. Phps ɖs z bcz Doṇld Trump bact a rîtwñ xpanṣ́nist viźn, n sevṛl Aṛb stets hv norṃlîzd dipḷmatic rleśnz wɖ Izrel. Mbi, wɖ an Izreli Aṛb parti in ɖ rūlñ cọliśn, ɖ guvnmnt fīlz insyletd fṛm ćarjz v dscriṃneśn.

Yt land grabz n deṃliśnz cntiny t disṗzes n disinfranćîz Paḷstińnz on bʈ sîdz v Izrel’z “grīn lîn”, alñsd ɖ xpanśn v ilīgl setlmnts in ɖ okpaid teritriz. Last yir, protests abt ɖ xpulśn v Paḷstińn faṃliz fṛm ɖer homz in Īst Jrūsḷm snôbōld intu a claś btwn Hamas militnts n ɖ Izreli armi, līvñ 250 in Gaza n a duzn Izreliz ded. Izrel’z līdrz me vy az vicṭriz ɖ cntinywñ de facto aṇxeśn v Paḷstińn land, ɖ lwz wɖ consttyśnl steṭs ɖt inśrîn non-Juiś infirioṛti, n ɖ intrenćmnt v a sistm v cntrol. Bt trendz in hymn n sivl rîts sjst ɖe wl bcm dfits in ɖ cort v inṭnaśnl public opińn.

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