As Israel prepares for elections, its people think the status quo is just fine

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Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arriving for a cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem. His goal is simple: maintain the status quo

While Israeli leaders speak about vague notions of peace, the average Israeli looks at the situation and sees an easily manageable occupation, a booming economy and Israel’s growing clout in the international community

From the Israeli perspective, these developments are the best the country could hope for. It administers an economically lucrative occupation over the West Bank while ensuring that Palestinian resistance is nearly impossible. The US supports whatever Israel deems necessary to maintain its position.

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