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Ben Lynfield

Ben Lynfield is the former Middle East affairs correspondent at the Jerusalem Post.

Articles By Ben Lynfield

Netanyahu ‘Doomsday’ Coalition Looms Over Israeli Elections By Ben Lynfield - Jul 8, 2022

Wedged between militarism and an expansionist religious nationalism, Israel, in the view of its dwindling peace camp, has clearly failed to become the just society envisioned by some of its founding fathers, albeit at the expense of the Palestinians. But in the current era in which extremism is increasingly entering the mainstream, especially dark days … Continue reading “Netanyahu ‘Doomsday’ Coalition Looms Over Israeli Elections”

International Pressure Needed to Thwart Largest Eviction of Palestinians in Decades By Ben Lynfield - Jun 16, 2022

About 1,200 Palestinian men, women and children living in a remote corner of the West Bank face expulsion by the Israeli army at any moment. If it goes ahead, the emptying out of eight Palestinian herding villages in the Masafer Yatta region will be the largest eviction of Palestinians since Israel occupied the West Bank … Continue reading “International Pressure Needed to Thwart Largest Eviction of Palestinians in Decades”

As Russia is Squeezed on Ukraine, Israel Gets a Free Pass in West Bank By Ben Lynfield - May 2, 2022

While Russian forces battle to occupy Ukraine, thousands of kilometers away, in a hilly town called Beita, near Nablus in the West Bank, Israeli settlers and the Israeli army are trying to take over more Palestinian territory. And although the differences in scale, depravity, and human costs pale compared to Russia’s incursion, it is understandable why Palestinians see a … Continue reading “As Russia is Squeezed on Ukraine, Israel Gets a Free Pass in West Bank”

Israel’s Occupation Tactics Come Home to Roost By Ben Lynfield - Feb 12, 2022

Surveillance practices of the Israeli military in the occupied West Bank are spilling back inside the country’s pre-1967 borders and threatening the already embattled democratic aspects of Israeli governance. For left-wing Israelis who favor a territorial compromise that would terminate the current de facto annexation of the West Bank, the leakage is proof of their … Continue reading “Israel’s Occupation Tactics Come Home to Roost”