06 January 2011

Left, right, left, right: a sad day for Israel

The ultra-left and extra-right elements in our country continue feeding one another's hate and rhetorics. The day when Knesset approved establishment of inquiry commission into funding of left-wing Israeli organizations is to be remembered as a day of shame for all of us.

And this story is only a fitting end for this shameful episode.

National Union MK Michael Ben-Ari referred to members of the leftist organizations as "traitors who must be persecuted at any cost." Speaking at an SOS Israel conference in Jerusalem Wednesday evening, Ben-Ari called the leftists "germs" and "enemies of Israel."The rightist lawmaker went as far as equating the leftist organizations to Hamas and Hezbollah.

In an audio tape obtained by Ynet, Ben-Ari can be heard saying, "Elements that want to destroy the Jewish state are operating within the State of Israel. They are nothing short of traitors. They are persecuting IDF soldiers and want to castrate our resilience.
Here is the pontificating hate-mongering schmuck:
This unending race between Stalinists and fascists is getting up my nose. Doesn't it get up yours?


Dick Stanley said...

Politics as usual, looks to me like.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

I agree - only more smelly than usual. Soon I expect some uber-left elements to cry "Nazis"... well, you know the drill... Disgusting.

David All said...

All that Ben-Ari needed to do to sound exactly like Joe McCarthy was to wave a sheet of paper in the air and proclaim that it had the names of supposed leftist traitors. Will the inquiry be named the Commission on UnIsraeli Activities? (After the US House Committee on UnAmerican Activities.)

And yes this is a sad day for Israel when critics are called traitors and become the subject of investigation.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

The commission is already there, and I don't know how it's called.