5 thoughts on “Right-Wing MKs Seek to Make Knesset ‘Arab-rein’ – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. @Richard
    It is both tempting and easy to assert that this is yet another sign of racism. I don’t believe that is the case, not even for the Jews in Israel. The most likely explanation is cognitive dissonance
    php and rationalization where people in Israel are under the influence of cynic manipulation by the ruling elite.

    “Why, of course, the people don’t want war, (but) the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.”
    Hermann Göring, April 18, 1946

    We have previously discussed fascism and Israel. Even thou we don’t see eye to eye, and you for many reasons must have problems admitting that the shoe fits ( in public) I dare you to find more than 3 pts in following list

    that does not apply for Israel.

    1. Powerful and continuing expressions of nationalism.
    2. Disdain for the importance of human rights.
    3. Identification of enemies/scapegoats as a unifying cause.
    4. The supremacy of the military/avid militarism.
    5. Rampant sexism.
    6. A controlled mass media.
    7. Obsession with national security.
    8. Religion and ruling elite tied together.
    9. Power of corporations protected.
    10. Power of labor suppressed or eliminated.
    11. Disdain and suppression of intellectuals and the arts.
    12. Obsession with crime and punishment.
    13. Rampant cronyism and corruption.
    14. Fraudulent elections.

    On the other hand, so will be the case for USA under Bush.

    This time you opened the Pandora’s box of fascism by mentioning Nazism zeal of a “Judenrein” Vaterland. This abomination of “Blut und Boden”

  2. The best description of fascism that I have ever read can be found in “Vichy France” by Robert O. Paxton. Based on that description I firmly conclude that Israel is not a fascist society, nor is Israel’s government fascist. However, that does not eliminate the possibility that Israel’s society is racist. After all, my USA was racist for many decades when its society and government were patently not fascist. Are Israeli’s overwhelmingly racist? I think that the answer is a resounding yes.

  3. @Dieter Heymann: I agree precisely Dieter. Daga exagerrates in labelling Israel fascist. All of his criteria do not prove ipso facto that Israel is fascist. They merely chronicle serious flaws in Israeli society which it is important to reform.

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