The state is a complex modern entity. Its logic of power is best manifested through the dialectical relationship between its efforts for closure—delimiting practices that are tolerated from those that are not—and its openness for contention and competition over its control.
This article aims to contribute to the perennial discussion of how to formulate, whether in theory or practice, what would count as a "solution" of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It assumes that the continuation of the Israeli occupation in the West Bank and Gaza, the continued expansion of Israeli settlement, and the failure of negotiations make questionable the applicability of a two-state solution.
The results of the recent Israeli elections elicited a broad debate on several topics concerning the relationship between the expectations and course of the elections on the one hand, and the political and partisan results and assembly of the coalition government on the other.
Nabih Bashir It has become clear to all of us that the various media outlets are not a channel that carries the community’s mood to the government and legislation and vice versa, i.e. carries the decisions and prevailing mood among the politicians to the public.