11 September 2006

Playing to the Gallery or Incitement to Murder

We might suppose that members of the Knesset would have a better grasp of history and the concepts of "Judenrein", however, that does not appear to be the case with MK Effi Eitam (NU-NRP), according to the Jerusalem Post:

"MK Effi Eitam (NU-NRP), called Sunday for the expulsion of Palestinians from the West Bank and the removal of Israeli-Arabs from the political scene, Army Radio reported."

Now he may have been playing to his constituency, or he may wish to emulate Hamas's attitude towards Jews, he should know better.

Either way, such racist comments are unacceptable, I concur with Yossi Beilin:

"Meretz chairman MK Yossi Beilin called Eitam's remarks "racist incitement [that] even crosses the red lines of the extreme right. A Jewish democratic state cannot live with such statements." Beilin and other Meretz members called on Attorney General Menachem Mazuz to press criminal charges against Eitam for "racist incitement."

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