Ben-Gvir – a disciple of genocidal anti-Palestinian rabbi Meir Kahane and a fan of Baruch Goldstein, the Jewish settler who murdered dozens of Palestinians at Hebron’s Ibrahimi mosque in 1994 – is now Israel’s national security minister. With that title he visited the holy site on 3 January, flaunting his power over Palestinians and relishing both the fear and anger his supremacist worldview elicits. On site, the lifelong racist and head of the Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Power) party outrageously claimed, “In the government which I’m a member of, there won’t be racist discrimination.”
… What Ben-Gvir wants, just like American segregationists, is perpetual domination re-branded as “equality.” Jewish Power lawmaker Zvika Fogel, for his part, threatened genocide in relation to the visit by Ben-Gvir.
“If Hamas violates the current existing peace and opens fire on Israeli territory, we will respond as I think we should, and yes it would be worth it because this will be the last war and after that we can sit and raise doves and all the other beautiful birds that exist.” Suggestions of genocide, however, profoundly undercut right-wing claims of an interest in equal rights.