Jun 2, 2009

Israel Falls Toward Fascism

Uri Avnery, an Israeli writer and peace activist with Gush Shalom reports on Israel's apparent drift towards out-and-out fascism.

This week, the Knesset voted by a large majority (47 to 34) for a law that threatens imprisonment for anyone who dares to deny that Israel is a Jewish and Democratic State.

The private member’s bill, proposed by MK Zevulun Orlev of the 'Jewish Home' party, which sailed through its preliminary hearing, promises one year in prison to anyone who publishes 'a call that negates the existence of the State of Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State', if the contents of the call might cause 'actions of hate, contempt or disloyalty against the state or the institutions of government or the courts'. ...

THE FACTORY of racist laws with a distinct fascist odor is now working at full steam. That is built into the new coalition.

At its center is the Likud party, a good part of which is pure racist (sorry for the oxymoron). To its right there is the ultra-racist Shas party, to the right of which is Lieberman’s ultra-ultra racist “Israel is our Home” party, the ultra-ultra-ultra racist 'Jewish Home' party, and to its right the even more racist 'National Union' party, which includes outright Kahanists and stands with one foot in the coalition and the other on the moon.

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