Israel’s leading governing party, Likud, is secular, but its leaders parrot biblical statements about the Jewish people’s supposed right to lands in Palestine as history, such as that Abraham bought land in Hebron. These religious nationalist claims underlie the government’s desire for annexation, though the U.S. press never talks about this zealotry.
Netanyahu is sending Tzipi Hotovely to be ambassador to the UK even though she has attacked the leading body of British Jews, the Board of Deputies, for supporting a Palestinian state. “[A]n organization that supports the establishment of a Palestinian state is clearly working against Israeli interests. It is important to say explicitly: A Palestinian state is a danger to the State of Israel.”
Lashing out against American Jews, Israel’s top diplomat Tzipi Hotoveli said that they were living “quite convenient lives” and that they don’t send their kids to the military. “People that never send their children to fight for their country– most of the Jews don’t have children serving as soldiers, going to the Marines, going to Afghanistan, or to Iraq.”
Israel’s top diplomat, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotoveli waves the bible and an empty book of Palestinian history at Palestinian-Israeli Members of Knesset and tells them they don’t exist, and then says they are trying to Islamicize the holy sites and eradicate the Jewish connection to them.
Bay Area activists pulled off an awesome action yesterday at Haaretz’s Zionism 3.0: Israel’s Place in Tomorrow’s World conference in Palo Alto, California. As Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely was introduced and stepped up to the podium a clear voice rung out: “Tzipi Hotovely this is a citizens’ arrest! We charge you with inciting colonial violence.”