Israeli police recommend indicting Netanyahu for corruption

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    Israel Passes Controversial Nation-state Bill That Allows It to Encourage Establishment of Jewish-only Communities
    62 MKs vote in favor of the bill after a stormy debate and changes to problematic clauses ■ Arab lawmakers tossed out of Knesset after they tear bill in protest, call it 'apartheid law'
    Jul 19, 2018

    https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/israel-passes-controversial-nation-state-bill-1.6291048

    The Knesset passed early Thursday the controversial nation-state bill that allows the state to encourage the establishment of communities for Jews only, with 62 MKs voting in favor of the legislation and 55 opposing it.

    The bill passed after a long and stormy debate that began in the afternoon, with lawmakers voting on hundreds of clauses presented by the opposition that objected to differents parts of the bill's draft.

    Immediately after the bill passed, Arab lawmakers tore it in protest, and were subsequently thrown out of the Knesset plenum.

    Ahead of the vote, opposition MKs said the law meant to harm the status of Israel’s Arabs, with several clauses downgrading the status of the Arabic language from an official language to one with a “special status.” They also charged that the law would encourage the building of communities exclusively for Jews.

    Speaking moments after the bill passed into law, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: "This is a defining moment- long live the State of Israel."

    Netanyahu also said that "with this law we determined the founding principle of our existence. Israel is the nation state of the Jewish people, and respects the rights of all of its citizens."

    The prime minister also said that "in the Middle East, only Israel respects [rights]. This is our country, the Jewish state. In recent years there have been those who have tried to undermine that and question the principles of our existence. Today we made it into law: This is the country, the language, the anthem and flag.

    As they left the Knesset plenum, Arab MKs from the Joint List party confronted Netanyahu. MK Ahmed Tibi and MK Ayeda Touma-Souliman yelled at Netanyahu: "You passed an apartheid law, a racist law."

    MK Tibi lashed at Netanyahu: "Why are you afraid of the Arabic language?" The premier retorted by saying: "How dare you talk this way about the only democracy in the Middle East?"

    Opposition head Isaac Herzog also spoke up at the plenum, saying that "it's a little sad to me that the last speech I make will be against this kind of backdrop. The question is whether the law will harm or benefit Israel. History will determine. I really hope that we won't find the fine balance between a Jewish and democratic state to be hurt."

    The sponsor of the bill, MK Avi Dichter, said during debates that took place prior to the vote that "unlike the disinformation and fake news that were tossed around [regarding the bill], this Basic law doesn't hurt the culture of minorities living in Israel, doesn't hurt their sabbaticals and holidays and certainly doesn't hurt the Arabic language, which remains a mother tongue for 1.5 million of Israel's citizens."

    The draft bill the Knesset voted on is fundamentally different form the version the coalition had sought to advance in the past decade. Its main clauses were moderated following pressure within the coalition ranks and beyond.

    Initially, the bill was intended to significantly limit the discretion of Supreme Court justices’ decisions, requiring them to set the state’s Jewish character above its democratic character in rulings where the two clashed. This clause was removed from the bill already in May.

    The clause enabling the creation of Jews-only communities, excluding Arab citizens, was also softened.

    The nation-state law establishes as a basic law, or quasi-constitutional law, a set of values, some of which already appear in existing laws. The law stipulates that Israel is the Jewish nation’s historic homeland and that this nation has the singular right to national self-determination in it. The law anchors the flag, menorah, Hatikva anthem, Hebrew calendar, Independence Day and Jewish holidays as national symbols.

    The law states that the “whole and united” Jerusalem is the state’s capital, which appears today in Basic Law: Jerusalem. The nation-state law further grants the status of an official language only to Hebrew.

    Another controversial clause stipulates that the state will invest resources in preserving Israel’s affiliation to world Jewry, but not in Israel. This wording was demanded by the ultra-Orthodox parties to prevent the state from linking up with the Reform and Conservative communities in Israel.

    As part of the protest against the law, Peace Now activists waved a black flag in the Knesset balcony during the debate, until security guards made them leave the room. Joint List chairman Ayman Odeh also raised a black flag during the debate against the legislation.

    “As [the 1956 massacre] in Kafr Qassem was a blatantly illegal order, with a black flag over it, so is a black flag hoisted over this evil law,” he said.

    J Street's president and founder, Jeremy Ben-Ami, harshly criticized the nation-state bill and Netanyahu's government: "It was born in sin, its only purpose is to send a message to the Arab community, the LGBT community and other minorities in Israel, that they are not and never will be equal citizens. Two months ago we celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Israeli Declaration of Independence, where it was written that the State of Israel 'will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or gender.' Today Netanyahu's government is trying to ignore those words and the values that they represent."

    Deputy Attorney General Raz Nizri said this week that the final version would allow the construction of synagogues and ritual baths but not mosques – but would not prevent Arabs from buying homes and living in the communities formed from these purchases.

    On Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the bill was “very important to guarantee the foundations of our existence, which is Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people” – though critics say he is mainly keen to drum up support before the next Knesset election, due by November next year.
     
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    Police again question Israeli PM Netanyahu in corruption probe
    August 17, 2018

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/israel...oned-corruption-investigation-israeli-police/

    JERUSALEM -- Israeli police are again questioning Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as part of their investigations into corruption allegations. Two police vehicles arrived on Friday at Netanyahu's residence while protesters at the entrance waved a large banner reading "crime minister" and chanted slogans calling for justice.

    Israeli media reported that Netanyahu was to be questioned over a corruption case involving Israel's telecom giant, but the police made no immediate comment.

    Two Netanyahu confidants have been arrested on suspicion of promoting regulation worth hundreds of millions of dollars to the Bezeq telecom company. In return, Bezeq's subsidiary news site, Walla, allegedly provided positive Netanyahu coverage. The confidants have turned state witnesses.

    Police have recommended indicting Netanyahu on corruption charges in two other cases.

    Netanyahu has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, dismissing accusations as a media witch hunt.

    In June, Israeli prosecutors charged Netanyahu's wife Sara with misusing over $100,000 in public funds to order lavish meals from some of the country's most famous chefs. While the prime minister was not directly implicated in that case, the indictment was an embarrassment for the long-serving leader and brought back attention to his own legal problems after months of political successes.

    Netanyahu had relished the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and its move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, taking both because he had long pushed for the moves, and because they took the spotlight off the multiple criminal investigations dogging himself, his cabinet and his family.

    Sara Netanyahu had long faced allegations of abusive behavior and living extravagantly. In 2016, a court ruled she abused an employee and awarded the man $42,000 in damages. Other former employees have accused her of mistreatment, charges the Netanyahu's have vehemently denied.
     
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    THE PROBES OF NETANYAHU AND TRUMP: WHO MIGHT BE FIRST TO GO?
    AUGUST 23, 2018

    https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/P...ahu-and-Trump-Who-might-be-first-to-go-565575

    Neither US President Donald Trump nor Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be forced from office in the immediate future.
    But as their legal troubles heat up, the question arises: Whose seat may be in jeopardy sooner?

    There’s no question that Trump took a hit on Tuesday with the conviction of his former campaign manager Paul Manafort and with his personal lawyer Michael Cohen implicating him as a co-conspirator to cover up alleged marital affairs – including by violating campaign financing laws.

    These body blows fell into place as the US Office of Special Counsel investigation is at an advanced stage. All of this, plus the fact that several former Trump officials have already been convicted, could suggest that Trump is in more imminent danger of losing power.

    But this would ignore the crucial legal differences between Israel and the US.

    The US presidency is conceptually built on the idea of a reduced kingship. In that way, the president has several independent powers – including, crucially, the power to pardon – that the Israeli prime minister does not have.

    In Israel, the president, who otherwise is mostly a figurehead, has the extraordinary power to pardon.

    In that light, the legal obstacle to trying to prosecute Trump is that the majority view holds a sitting president cannot be indicted while in office. How can you prosecute the official who holds the power to pardon?

    There is a minority group of legal scholars who contest this, but overall it likely means that to prosecute a sitting president, he must first be impeached.

    Only a vote by both houses of Congress, including a two-thirds vote in the Senate, can lead to impeaching a president, and the grounds are “treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”

    Even if all political parties were totally objective – and no party is going to help impeach a president from its side unless it feels there is no choice – it is far from clear whether the Cohen campaign finance allegations against Trump would reach that high standard.
    Being realistic, while some predict that the Democrats may retake the House of Representatives, the chances that the Democrats will take the Senate are much lower.

    The chances that the Democrats could get enough Republican senators to vote to impeach Trump based on the Cohen charges are practically zero.

    Probably the only issue in play that might move Republicans would be proof of crimes relating to Trump himself colluding with Russia.

    While Manafort was convicted, and while there are increasing hints that the special counsel may yet have proof of Trump colluding with Russia – or of Trump obstructing the probe into possible collusion with Russia – at least for now, the special counsel has not made a case against Trump for collusion.

    There may still be further revelations, and all of these criminal issues could be a problem for Trump’s reelection. But as things stand, he would not face prosecution before early 2021 – and that would only be if he loses the election.

    In mid-June, The Jerusalem Post exclusively reported that Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit will announce an intention to indict Netanyahu for bribery in the Bezeq-Walla affair by the end of 2018 or early 2019. He may also indict Netanyahu in the illegal gifts affair, though the chances of an indictment in the Yediot Aharonot-Israel Hayomaffair are lower.

    There are questions about whether Netanyahu can be forced to resign under indictment like other ministers or whether he must be convicted, but there is no obstacle to indicting or convicting him, as there is with indicting Trump.
     
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    It's Official: Sara Netanyahu Suspected of Taking Bribes
    Police say the Netanyahus were aware of the financial meaning of their actions ■ 'Case 4000' centers on allegations that PM gave favors to telecom giant in return for better coverage
    Aug 30, 2018

    https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news...etanyahu-suspected-of-taking-bribes-1.6432955

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, Sara Netanyahu, is officially suspected of receiving bribes, an Israeli police official said Thursday afternoon. The official represented the police at a court hearing on the case in question.

    Suspicions against the premier's wife are being looked into as part of what police have dubbed "Case 4000," which centers on allegations that the premier gave favors to the owners of Israel's telecom giant, Bezeq, in return for better coverage.

    There is evidence that the Netanyahus, Bezeq owner Shaul Elovitch and wife Iris were all well aware of the meaning of their actions, the police official added.

    Superintendent Uri Kanar made these statements in response to a query by Iris Elovitch's attorney, who asked whether Sara Netanyahu knew that Bezeq would receive favors in return for favorable coverage.

    Superintendent Kanar said that "there are still people who were not interrogated in this case," but he did not clarify whether those who were not questioned had been suspects or witnesses.

    A representative of the State Prosecutor's office said that the investigation of Case 4000 is being carried out "quickly, efficiently and to our satisfaction."

    According to the State Prosecutor attorney, "the investigation is in advanced stages. There are several investigate actions that are necessary and the estimate is that the case will be transferred to the State Prosecutor's office in the next six months."

    Sara Netanyahu's attorneys responded to the report, saying: "What's news about this absurd suspicion? So the police said what they did. This is completely false."

    At the center of Case 4000 is the suspicion that a bribery deal took place between Netanyahu and Elovitch. That deal allegedly included government favors to Bezeq in return for slanted coverage in favor of the premier and his wife.

    Two weeks ago the prime minister was interrogated at his residence, and his wife was last interrogated by police in March.

    Thursday's court hearing at the Tel Aviv district court dealt with a police request to extend by six months the freezing of Shaul and Iris Elovitch's assets, bank accounts and further properties. The two are suspected of giving bribes and of money laundering.

    Elovitch's attorney said the police's request was not proportional and claimed that law enforcement authorities are trying to humiliate the former owner of the telecom giant. "They want to break him because it's a probe involving the prime minister," Elovitch's attorney said and added that police investigators pressured his client repeatedly to "change tack."

    Elovitch's attorney added that the couple denies all allegations and requested that they be allowed to have a reasonable allowance, claiming that they now have to rely on their friends for their livelihood. The attorney also mentioned that police have seized all of Elovitch's properties.
     
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    lol how did I not see this

    Israeli group mints coin bearing Trump's image

    Feb. 28, 2018

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/israel-trump-coin-honours-recognition-jerusalem-as-capital//

    JERUSALEM -- An Israeli organization said Wednesday it has minted a coin bearing President Donald Trump's image to honor his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The Mikdash Educational Center said the "Temple Coin" features Trump alongside King Cyrus, who 2,500 years ago allowed Jews to return to Jerusalem from their exile in Babylon.

    Rabbi Mordechai Persoff said that Trump, like Cyrus, made a "big declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of the holy people."

    His organization minted 1,000 biblical half-shekel coins that can be purchased with a minimum donation of $50. The coin cannot be used as currency.

    Mikdash bills itself as a non-profit educational and religious organization. The donations will "help spread the light of Jerusalem and the spirit of the Holy Temple throughout the world," it said.

    Israel has warmly welcomed Trump's move, which angered Palestinians.

    The Trump coin is likely to rile Iranians, who uniformly respect King Cyrus as an ancient Persian hero.
     
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    Is Israel an ‘apartheid’ state? This U.N. report says yes.
    March 16, 2017

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...ays-yes/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.4fb1cd97c3cd

    JERUSALEM — If being an apartheid state means committing inhumane acts, systematic oppression and domination by one racial group over another, then Israel is guilty, a United Nations panel has determined in a new report.

    The findings from an Arab-led group were not cleared or fully backed by U.N. leadership and do not set new policies toward Israel. Yet they reflect another attempt to use a U.N. forum to denounce Israel and seek to put its Western allies on the defensive at a time when some have questioned Israel's hard-line approach, including expansion of settlements in the West Bank.

    Apartheid was a term once associated with South Africa's white-rule system, but now represents a broad term for crimes against humanity under international law and the Rome Statute that set up the International Criminal Court, said the report in its executive summary made public Wednesday.

    Israelis, who find the term apartheid inaccurate and inflammatory when applied to their conflict with the Palestinians, immediately slammed the report. One government spokesman even compared it to Nazi tabloid Der Sturmer, which promoted Nazi propaganda and was virulently anti-Semitic.

    The report, published by the U.N.’s Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), also drew sharp criticism from the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, who called it “anti-Israel propaganda.”

    U.N. Secretary General António Guterres distanced himself from the findings, with spokesman Stephane Dujarric saying the report was published without any prior consultation with the U.N. secretariat.

    “The report as it stands does not reflect the views of the secretary general,” said Dujarric.

    Headquartered in Beirut, ESCWA’s membership includes 18 Arab states, two of which — Jordan and Egypt — have peace treaties with Israel.

    A statement released by Rima Khalaf, a U.N. undersecretary general and executive secretary of the committee, said concluding that a state has established an apartheid regime “is not an easy matter for a United Nations entity.”

    “In recent years, some have labeled Israeli practices as racist, while others have warned that Israel risks becoming an apartheid state. A few have raised the question as to whether in fact it already has,” she said.

    Titled, “Israeli Practices Toward the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid,” the report was written by Richard Falk, a former U.N. special rapporteur to the Palestinian territories known for harsh criticisms of both Israel and the United States, and Virginia Tilley, professor of political science at Southern Illinois University.

    The two concluded that Israel has established an apartheid regime aimed at dominating the Palestinians. Their recommendations include reviving the U.N. Center Against Apartheid, which closed in 1994 after South Africa ended its apartheid practices. The report also urges support for a boycott, divestment and a sanctions campaign against Israel.

    Dividing the Palestinian people into four distinct groups, the authors write that although they are treated differently by Israel, they all face “the racial oppression that results from the apartheid regime.”

    The first group identified is the roughly 1.7 million Palestinians who are full citizens of Israel, but who, the report found, live under “martial law” and are subjected to oppression because they are not Jewish.

    The second group highlighted in the report is the estimated 300,000 Palestinians who live in East Jerusalem, a mostly Arab area. The report said these Palestinians “experience discrimination in access to education, health care, employment, residency and building rights.”

    The third group includes the 4.6 million Palestinians who live in the West Bank and Gaza. In the West Bank, the Jewish residents known as settlers are governed by Israeli civil law, while Palestinians live under military rule.

    “This dual legal system, problematic in itself, is indicative of an apartheid regime,” said the authors.

    The last group discussed in the report are the millions of Palestinian refugees who live outside Israeli territory and who are prohibited from returning to their homes in Israel or the occupied Palestinian territory.

    “Israel defends its rejection of the Palestinians’ return in frankly racist language: alleging that Palestinians constitute a 'demographic threat' and that their return would alter the demographic character of Israel to the point of eliminating it as a Jewish state,” wrote Falk and Tilley.

    The report also attempts to refute Israeli explanations as to why this situation exists, namely its claims that Israel has the right to remain a Jewish state or that Israel does not owe Palestinian noncitizens equal treatment precisely because they are not citizens. Some Israelis also claim the country's treatment of Palestinians reflects no intention to dominate, because it is a temporary situation derived from the realities of ongoing conflict and security requirements.

    “The report shows that none of those arguments stands up to examination,” wrote the authors.

    Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, welcomed the report.

    “The problem is not the report but the facts that it contains. There's no other word to define what is going on here other than apartheid,” said Erekat, a longtime peace negotiator.

    Emmanuel Nahshon, spokesman for Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, tweeted that it was a “Der Sturmer like report, NOT endorsed" by the U.N. secretary general.



    “The attempt to smear and falsely label the only true democracy in the Middle East by creating a false analogy is despicable and constitutes a blatant lie,” said Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, also in a tweet.

    “The U.N.'s top donors, including the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Italy, and Canada, must stop funding U.N. bodies obsessed with demonizing Israel,” said Gilad Erdan, Israel’s minister of public security and strategic affairs.

    “This obsession with condemning Israel does nothing to advance peace or help the Palestinians. All countries concerned with promoting a peaceful solution should stop funding bodies that discriminate against Israel, and insist that the U.N. undergo fundamental reforms,” Erdan said.

    In recent weeks, the U.S. government has indicated that it would consider halting participation in various U.N. programs due to its perceived anti-Israel stance.

    “The United States stands with our ally Israel and will continue to oppose biased and anti-Israel actions across the U.N. system and around the world,” wrote U.S. ambassador Haley.
     
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    'A Predator Who Wouldn't Stop Pushing Himself on Me': Second Woman Comes Out Against Netanyahu Spokesperson
    Wall Street Journal reporter Shayndi Raice says David Keyes 'had absolutely no conception of the word no,' hours after N.Y. State Senate can
    Sep 12, 2018

    https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news...-out-against-netanyahu-spokesperson-1.6466864

    A second woman publicly accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's foreign media spokesman, David Keyes, of misconduct, hours after New York State Senate candidate Julia Salazar said Keyes sexually assaulted her in 2013.

    Shayndi Raice, a Chicago-based national news reporter at the Wall Street Journal, tweeted that she "also had a terrible encounter with David Keyes once and 100% believe [Salazar]. I knew this would come out about him at some point."

    "The man had absolutely no conception of the word 'no.' No matter how often I said no, he would not stop pushing himself on me," Raice continued.

    "I was able to extricate myself quickly and it was a very brief and uncomfortable moment but I knew as I walked away I had encountered a predator.



    "In subsequent conversations, I had discovered his mistreatment of women was an open secret. (I should note this happened before he worked for the prime minister)," Raice added.

    Raice is the daughter-in-law of Rabbi Avi Weiss, who led the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale and founded Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and Yeshivat Maharat for women, pioneering the “Open Orthodoxy movement.” Her husband, Dov Weiss, is an associate professor of Jewish Studies in the Department of Religion at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    Keyes did not respond to Haaretz's request for comment on Raice's allegations, though denied Salazar's claims following her post on Tuesday.

    The controversy came 48 hours before New Yorkers go to the polls for their party primaries, in which Democratic Socialist Salazar is challenging incumbent Martin Dilan in the state’s 18th district.



    Salazar, whose candidacy for the New York State Senate has been mired in controversy, had made the charges on Facebook in a post limited to her friends, and later deleted, after Keyes was first appointed to his post in 2016, three years after the alleged incident took place. They were reported anonymously at the time in Israeli media. Keyes denied the accusations of his then-anonymous accuser, saying: “I completely deny the charge, there was absolutely no coercion in our encounter.”

    Salazar told the website Jezebel on Tuesday night that she had not wanted her 2013 experience with Keyes to become part of her campaign.

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    But when faced with the news that conservative website the Daily Caller was about to publish the story, she chose to tweet it herself.

    “I never wanted to speak about this publicly,” Salazar said to Jezebel. Because she “never wanted attention on it ... for people to tie to it anything else in my life, or to try to conflate me being sexually assaulted with anything else that’s been reported, is really, I think, it’s really cynical and really just appalling.”

    She described their encounter in detail to the website, describing how, as a 22-year-old Columbia University student active in J Street, she met Keyes in November 2013 at a coffee shop after he sent her direct messages on Twitter, in what started out as a “totally innocuous” meeting to discuss Middle East politics.

    After the coffee shop closed for the night, she said she followed him to his apartment to continue the conversation, when he became “pretty pushy” and then assaulted her, she said, pulling her to the couch despite her resistance.

    According to Salazar, Keyes “physically powered over me, put his arm around me and started forcibly kissing me,” as she kept telling him she had to leave.

    She alleged he forced her to perform oral sex on him while saying “'You’re not going to leave. I’m not going to let you leave until I come,' and was pushing my head down. At that point, I was crying the whole time. I just did what he told me to. As soon as he finished, I left. I left his apartment, crying.”

    Later, she said, Keyes “feigned shock” when he contacted her and she told him she was “uncomfortable” with what had happened between them.

    It was only three years later that she first attempted to tell her story, when Keyes was named as Netanyahu’s foreign spokesman, because, as she told Jezebel, she felt Keyes “was being rewarded.” She then deleted it once the Israeli media picked up on the story.

    She also said that a year later, a New York Times reporter contacted her for a story involving alleged misconduct of “powerful men” in Jerusalem, in which she provided background information without being identified.

    The revelation of the Keyes event has led some of Salazar’s supporters to pin the intense scrutiny of her background on the Netanyahu spokesman’s allies. On Twitter, some have suggested Keyes has “orchestrated” negative coverage of Salazar.
     
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    She didn't write that, though apparently she did repost it. Unsure of the context
     
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    She's most likely quoting a Hasbara narrative

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_diplomacy_of_Israel

    Public diplomacy in Israel (also hasbara, Hebrew: הַסְבָּרָה‬ hasbará, "explaining") refers to public-relations efforts to disseminate, abroad, positive information about the State of Israel and its actions.[1][2]

    The term is used by the Israeli government and its supporters to describe efforts to explain government policies and promote Israel in the face of negative press, and to counter what they see as attempts at delegitimisation of Israel. Hasbara means "explanation", and is also a euphemism for propaganda.[3][4][5][6]

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    https://www.dailysabah.com/mideast/...should-also-be-killed-says-israeli-politician

    On Monday Shaked quoted this on her Facebook page: "Behind every terrorist stand dozens of men and women, without whom he could not engage in terrorism. They are all enemy combatants, and their blood shall be on all their heads. Now this also includes the mothers of the martyrs, who send them to hell with flowers and kisses. They should follow their sons, nothing would be more just. They should go, as should the physical homes in which they raised the snakes. Otherwise, more little snakes will be raised there."

    "They have to die and their houses should be demolished so that they cannot bear any more terrorists," said Shaked. Standing behind the operations on Gaza, "they are all our enemies and their blood should be on our hands. This also applies to the mothers of the dead terrorists," Shaked added.

    A day before Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Khudair was kidnapped and burned alive allegedly by six Israeli Jewish youths, Shaked published on Facebook a call for genocide of the Palestinians.

    The posts were considered as a call for genocide because it declared that "the entire Palestinian people is the enemy" and justifies its destruction, "including its elderly and its women, its cities and its villages, its property and its infrastructure." she also called for the slaughter of Palestinian mothers who give birth to "little snakes."

    An Israeli writer posted an article after Shaked's posts entitled 'Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport' saying that "I can no longer stand by, while Israeli politicians like Ayelet Shaked condone the deaths of innocent Palestinian women and children".

    "She is young. She is pretty. She is a university graduate and a computer engineer. She is also an Israeli Parliamentarian - and the reason why I am on the brink of burning my Israeli passport. Because behind that wide-eyed innocent face lurks the Angel of Death" the writer added in her article.

    For a week, Israel has waged a crippling air blitz against the Gaza Strip-dubbed "Operation Protective Edge"-with the stated aim of ending rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave.

    Since last Monday, Israeli warplanes have struck more than a thousand targets across the besieged enclave, which is home to around 1.8 million Palestinians killing more than 190 people.

    Following the elections on March 15, 2015, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu formed the most right-wing coalition government in Israel's history on May 6, as he agreed on a pact with Naftali Bennett – the leader of the Jewish Home party, the country's pro-settlement ultranationalist political force that opposes a two-state solution to conflict between Israel and Palestine.

    The alliance between Netanyahu, which had a slim majority in the Knesset after the March election, and Bennett's Jewish Home has already drawn criticism from Israel's left as well as from Palestinians, most strikingly for the assignment of Ayelet Shaked as the new Justice Minister.
     
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