Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a bitter struggle to prevent his challenger from establishing a government with support from the Arab-led Joint List party, has again accused Arab party leaders of representing an existential threat to Israel.
… Turning Palestinian-Arab citizens into an existential threat of real destruction is a fabrication at the level of a blood libel. That’s something Jews should understand.
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The chairman of the far-right Otzma Yehudit party, Michael Ben Ari, received approval to run for the Knesset from the Central Elections Committee on Wednesday.
Prior to deliberations, Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit submitted his opinion to the comittee, stating he was in favor of disqualifying Ben Ari from running for Knesset on the grounds of incitement to racism.
… Zandberg referred to Mendeblit’s opinion, which included quotes from Ben Ari, stating it clearly shows a political agenda that is inherently racist and calls for violence. She quoted Ben Ari, who once said, “Those who only dare to speak against Jews [will] not live,” as an explicit call for violence, and “even incitement to genocide.”
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It could be that Gantz made a mistake, so it’s important to remind him that we’re talking about running for the prime minister’s seat, and not a mass murder’s competition that lands one a place at The Hague.
… Many other regimes have carried out ethnic cleansing and even genocide, and the world remained silent, because those regimes did not boast about their actions. They killed huge numbers of people, but in their propaganda videos they would display happy children playing in pastoral settings. ISIS, on the other hand, chose to show off. That’s the only difference. And that’s how ISIS managed to unite the entire world against it.
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