WATCH: Defending Democracy in the Time of COVID-19

6 May 2020

The coalition deal between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz gives Trump’s annexation plan a start date. This new government was formed in a crisis – and it aims to exploit the COVID-19 crisis to annex parts of the West Bank and make the occupation permanent. Israeli civil society is mobilizing in response and defending democracy during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Michael Sfard, leading human rights lawyer

Michal Sella, Director of Shatil’s Center for Policy Change

Rula Daood, an activist with the Arab-Jewish grassroots movement Omdim Beyachad (Standing Together).

Libby Lenkinski, NIF’s VP for Public Engagement

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