Likud’s Triumph Emphasises the Irrelevance of Labour Zionism
When all the pundits predicted that Netanyahu and the Right would be defeated in the Israeli General Election, this blog stood alone in predicting that the Zionist Right would triumph once again.
|Jews voting for the Joint Jewish-Arab List|
|How could one disagree?|
|Zionism racist? Perish the thought|
|Netanhayu addresses Congress|
|Herzog - the Zionist Union (Labour) leader - Gaza should have been hit harder and earlier|
This is my post:
Antony says that he guessed that Netanyahu would win the election. Perhaps he did but in an article for the Weekly Worker I was one of the few who put their cards on the table with an article The Right & Far Right Will Almost Certainly Win the Israeli Elections (unexpurgated).
|Israel's fascist foreign minister Lieberman - taking an axe to Israel's Arabs. Leader of the Zionist ISIS|
Livni is also the war criminal behind the attack on Gaza in 2008/9. Some 1400 civilians were killed. In the peace talks (see the Palestinian Papers, Clayton Swisher) she repeatedly proposes swapping Arab towns and areas of Israel for the settlements. She is as much a devotee of a Jewish state as Netanyahu.
What of Herzog? Is he just a traditional social democrat? Hardly. He campaigned on social issues but kept well clear of the settlements which he has vowed to maintain. His party voted to support the banning of Haneen Zoabi. He criticised Netanyahu in a video for going soft on Hamas and not hitting Gaza hard enough or early enough. 2,200 dead in Operation Protective Edge was not good enough for him. http://mondoweiss.net/2015/02/leader-attacks-netanyahu
I know Antony does not like the comparisons but when you see Israeli mobs chanting 'death to the Arabs' or a demonstration of hundreds of Israelis outside a wedding reception of an Arab male and a Jewess you are reminded of Europe in the 1930's and Germany in particular. Zionism is playing itself out in Lieberman's remarks about taking an axe and beheading Israeli Arabs. Ayelet Shaked speaks for many when talking of exterminating Palestinian women so that they won't give birth to 'little Palestinian snakes'. All this accompanised by frightening military power.
We should be grateful that Netanyahu's victory has at least provided clarity.