Israel's cabinet and Knesset have voted to support recent peace agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Only one political party opposed accepting the Accords: the Joint List. And the media, despite having lavished recent attention on the Joint List, has declined to report the party's opposition to the peace deals.
David Remnick's false diagnosis of an Israel veering uncontrollably to the right helps sustain the fashionable but unhelpful view the Palestinians have no active role in the conflict, and no responsibility for its course.
David Remnick has a problem with Israel and pines for the day that PM Netanyahu will "leave behind" his "right-wing" ideology. Remnick has no such problems with the Palestinians, or their various ideologies, most of which have no place for a Jewish state in their midst.
In a bizarre interview with Yediot Aharonot, New Yorker editor David Remnick railed at Israel for failing to end the "occupation" yet supposedly seeking "unconditional love" from American Jews. The comments offer little insight into Middle East realities, but say something about the writer's state of mind.