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