Video: Israeli rightwing parliamentarian calls for ‘erasing’ Gaza because no one there is innocent

Israel/Palestine

The video above is said by the person who posted it to have been shot on Nov. 15 by Omer Manor in Tel Aviv, at a counter-demonstration to a demonstration against the Gaza assault. It features Michael Ben-Ari, a rightwing member of the Knesset, saying that Israel ought to “erase” Gaza. And on the fascistic front, the demonstrators call for leftists in the other demo to get cancer, or to be sent to Gaza.

Our friend Dena Shunra says the translation is accurate: “The statements are translated correctly. And they’re calling for 2000 deaths for every 15 flights of an Israeli war-plane – while noting that there have been hundreds of flights. They’re calling for genocide, as usual – nothing new about that. They motivate it on “am yisrael chai,” [the people of Israeli live] a sentiment which (for them) implies  fighting to the death against all Palestinians.”

And here is Ariel Sharon’s son Gilad Sharon, writing in the Jerusalem Post:

We need to flatten entire neighborhoods in Gaza. Flatten all of Gaza. The Americans didn’t stop with Hiroshima – the Japanese weren’t surrendering fast enough, so they hit Nagasaki, too.

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6 Responses

  1. subconscious
    November 19, 2012, 11:26 am

    The following video shows the anti-war demonstration to which the above right-wing mob was reacting from across the street:
    link to youtube.com
    A positive indication is that the loony demonstrators don’t appear to outnumber the anti-war ones. Perhaps it indicates that, in spite of their support for the attack, most Israelis are still not attracted to such extremist displays.

  2. Talkback
    November 19, 2012, 12:09 pm

    Isn’t it hilarious how these braindeads call for genocide and at the same time their opponents Nazis? Oh wait! I forgot that Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu mentioned that Jewish facism was different, because ordained by God.

  3. seafoid
    November 19, 2012, 12:15 pm

    Sharon jnr echoes the call in the Jerusalem Post , presumably retweeeted across YESHA

    link to jpost.com

    What tickled me were the ads directly underneath :

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    Even fascism needs to earn its keep

  4. Les
    November 19, 2012, 1:27 pm

    Too many Americans believe in their own (ignorant) innocence decrying both the Palestinians and the Israelis with “a plague on both your houses,” as if the oppressor and the victim were equals.

  5. kalithea
    November 19, 2012, 1:39 pm

    I’m glad they’re not my clan. Let’s be honest, the final solution for the Palestinian problem makes all Zios tingle even if not all speak their mind. So please, don’t act so surprised.

  6. FreddyV
    November 19, 2012, 2:12 pm

    Um, yup. That was horrible to watch.

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