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For your perusal, my latest INTO THE FRAY column:

 Israel’s disloyal—and dishonest—opposition
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                      Head of Opposition, Isaac Herzog

It is time for representatives of the Israeli Left to come to terms with the existence of “The Other”, and the idea that people who THINK differently to them are just as legitimate as those who LOOK different to them

 It appears this week on the following sites (in alphabetical order):

ALGEMEINER:  https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/06/30/israels-opposition-aids-delegitimizers/
ISRAELI FRONTLINE:  http://www.israelifrontline.com/2017/06/fray-israels-disloyal-dishonest-opposition.html
ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/20698
ISRAEL NEWS ONLINE: https://israelnewsonline.org/into-the-fray-israels-disloyal-and-dishonest-opposition/#.WVXeDGiGM2w
ISRAEL RISING:  https://www.israelrising.com/israel-fifth-column/
ISRAEL’S VOICE:  https://www.israelsvoice.org/2017/06/29/fray-israels-disloyal-dishonest-opposition/
ISRAPUNDIT : http://www.israpundit.org/into-the-fray-israels-disloyal-and-dishonest-opposition/
JEWISH BREAKING NEWS: http://jewishbreakingnews.com/2017/06/29/into-the-fray-israels-disloyal-and-dishonest-opposition/
 JEWS DOWN UNDER:  https://jewsdownunder.com/2017/06/30/fray-israels-disloyal-dishonest-opposition/
MEDIUM: https://medium.com/@martinsherman/into-the-fray-israels-disloyal-and-dishonest-opposition-567510916cb8
JEWISH PRESS: (To be posted)
     

An excerpt:

We are undergoing a process of fascistization of Israeli politics. These are hard words but they are true. Artists, actors and playwrights are under threat, Supreme Court justices and judges generally are threatened, journalists are fired and are threatened, journalists and newspapers are under threat of being closed by the authorities, and now also academics are under threat and can say nothing.
– Head of Opposition, Isaac Herzog, Holon, June, 24, 2017

 

Over last weekend Israel’s most implacable enemies were handed a major bonanza, courtesy of the nominal head of the Opposition in Israel, Isaac Herzog.

Speaking at a cultural event in Holon on Saturday, Herzog effectively lent credence to the most libelous vilification of the Jewish state’s detractors, affirming their malicious and mendacious portrayal of it as a fascist entity. Thus, in a stroke, Herzog’s injudicious display of partisan political pique, inflicted inestimable damage on his country, undoing years of laborious efforts of pro-Israel advocates to present the Jewish state as a lone and valiant defender of democracy in a regional sea of tyrannical darkness…

…Accusations of “fascism” have become response du jour of the electorally frustrated Left” whenever their Right-of-Center rivals propose some moderately  assertive initiative that is perceived as potentially reducing the arbitrary powers of unelected Left-leaning civil society elites, who, as I have pointed out elsewhere, hold the real reins of power in the state—rather than the elected politicians

As usual your talkbacks/comments/critiques welcome,

Best wishes,

MS

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