Killing the “enemy”

The Israeli population may be fairly disinterested in their upcoming election on March 28, but at least one leader, National Jewish Front’s Baruch Marzel, has called for the assassination of “far-left” Gush Shalom founder Uri Avnery.

Marzel’s comments are nothing short of incitement. Furthermore, Avnery is hardly a “far-left leader”, as explained by Haaretz. I spent time with him during my travels in Israel late year and he has always been at the forefront of negotiations with the Palestinians. If “far-left” means rejecting the mainstream political elite and their failed attempts to insulate the Jewish state, I’m sure Avnery is pleased with the description.

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