The violence is said to be the worst in years. With governance in limbo in Israel, the Middle East, explosive even in normal times, is in ferment yet again. The country’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has declared a state of emergency in the central city of Lod after rioting by Israeli Arabs. This is the first time since 1966 that the government has used emergency powers over an Arab community, a fact that reaffirms the magnitude of the conflict. (Read More)
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