|An ugly heart masked by good looks|
Benjamin Netanyahu has appointed as Justice Minister, Ayelet Shaked, a member of Jewish Home. She is a far-Right member of Knesset who last year, just before Operation Protective Edge (the attack on Gaza) made genocidal statements against Palestinians.
|Shaked and her party leader Bennett|
In words that Hitler would have been proud of, Shaked wrote on Facebook in July 2014 that:
This is a war between two people. Who is the enemy? The Palestinian people… an entire people, including its elderly and its women, its cities and its villages, its property and its infrastructure.
She went on to say:
|Judi Rudoren - the liar in chief of the NYT's Jerusalem Bureau|
‘The morals of war accept as correct in principle, not only politically, what America has done in Afghanistan, including the massive bombing of populated places, including the creation of a refugee stream of hundreds of thousands of people who escaped the horrors of war, for thousands of whom there is no home to return to.
|Shaked and one of the dead 'snakes' in Gaza|
And in our war this is sevenfold more correct, because the enemy soldiers hide out among the population, and it is only through its support that they can fight. Behind every terrorist stand dozens of men and women, without whom he could not engage in terrorism. Actors in the war are those who incite in mosques, who write the murderous curricula for schools, who give shelter, who provide vehicles, and all those who honor and give them their moral support. They are all enemy combatants, and their blood shall be on all their heads. Now this also includes the mothers of the martyrs, who send them to hell with flowers and kisses. They should follow their sons, nothing would be more just. They should go, as should the physical homes in which they raised the snakes. Otherwise, more little snakes will be raised there.’
These comments have not yet appeared in the New York Times. In her report of Netanyahu's attempts to form a coalition, NYT Jerusalem bureau chief whitewashes Shaked’s record.
'[Naftali] Bennett, a modern-Orthodox former technology entrepreneur who advocates expanding Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank and annexing most of it into Israel, was already in line to become education minister. After [Avigdor] Lieberman’s departure, he insisted that Ayelet Shaked serve as justice minister. Ms. Shaked is an outspoken hawk on the Palestinian issue who has described African asylum-seekers as a threat to Israel’s Jewish character and pressed for a “nationality bill” that critics say would disenfranchise Arab citizens.'
An outspoken hawk? Shaked said Israel was at war with all Palestinians, including the elderly.
Last week speaking on National Public Radio, Rudoren also played down the rightwing element of Israeli society saying that only “a small strain” wants to annex the West Bank: “there’s also a strain– I think a small strain– that just basically believes that the whole river to the sea should be in Israeli or Jewish hands.”
Ayelet Shaked, who is part of that supposedly “small strain,” may well become the number one law enforcement officer in the entire country.
Rudoren or maybe her editors are still smarting over the fact that Netanyahu refused to grant her an interview during and after the election campaign that he won two months ago. Maybe this effort to cover up Shaked’s pro-genocidal views is an audition for an interview with the prime minister.
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