Posts Tagged ‘smotrich’

Israel officials fear Smotrich’s Palestine statements could damage ties with Egypt, Jordan

Israeli security officials are reportedly concerned that controversial statements made by Finance Minister, Bezalel Smotrich, could damage ties with Egypt and Jordan. On Sunday, Smotrich, leader of the Religious Zionism political alliance, said during a conference held in Paris that "there was no such thing as Palestinian people".  During the conference he spoke at a […]

Golda Meir agreed with Bezalel Smotrich that Palestinians don’t exist. So why are House members pushing to honor her?

Like Bezalel Smotrich, former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir also said Palestinians didn’t exist. A bipartisan group of House members wants the U.S. Treasury to mint a coin to honor her. Source

In Paris speech, Israel Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich claims Palestinians don’t exist

Speaking at a lectern featuring a map of “Israel” that included the West Bank, Gaza, and Jordan as Israeli territory, Bezalel Smotrich claimed Jewish Israelis are “the real Palestinians.” Source

Bezalel Smotrich doubles down on support for ‘wiping out’ Huwwara

Israeli far-right minister Bezalel Smotrich shocked the world two days ago when he doubled down on his support for “wiping out” the Palestinian village of Huwwara. He qualified his statement by saying that the state, rather than its citizens, should carry out such genocidal policies.  This was particularly shocking because it came on the heels […]

Rabbis call for security portfolio to be given to Smotrich to prevent Palestinian State

The Religious Zionism rabbis, headed by Rabbi Haim Druckman, head of the Religious Zionism party, demanded Bezalel Smotrich insist on taking over the security portfolio during the calls regarding forming the government headed by Benjamin Netanyahu. In a statement issued after their meeting with Smotrich yesterday evening, the rabbis called to "firmly insist, without compromise, […]

Far-right party leader Smotrich: ‘Arabs are citizens of Israel, for now at least’

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Likud lashes out at Bennett, Smotrich after Knesset defeat

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party publicly lashed out at Yamina and its leader Naftali Bennett Tuesday, while the premier was reported to have privately blasted Religious Zionism and its head Bezalel Smotrich after suffering a stinging defeat in the Knesset on Monday. Amid the ongoing deadlock following the election, a Likud proposal regarding party […]

Haredi Parties Pledge Loyalty To Netanyahu; Smotrich’s Religious Zionism Doesn’t

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu partly reestablished the bloc of right-wing, religious parties that successfully prevented the formation of more centrist and secular coalitions after previous elections. The ultra-Orthodox Shas and United Torah Judaism parties signed on to Netanyahu’s loyalty pledge on Tuesday, agreeing that they will not independently join a government led by any party […]

Israeli rightist Smotrich lays out the vision for apartheid

On Tuesday, Bezalel Smotrich, a member of the Israeli Knesset from the Jewish Home party, delivered his ‘baby’ at a right wing conference. The baby has an official name: The ‘Decision Plan’. But its real name is Apartheid. It lays out a way for Israel to annex Palestinian territory, officially so, and to coerce the […]

BBC forced to admit it misled over Palestine (again)

BBC forced to admit it misled over Palestine The grim reality endured by Palestinians under Israeli occupation is apparently of little concern to BBC’s flagship radio news program. Yotam Ronen ActiveStills   For the second time in just over six months, the BBC has been forced to admit that its flagship news and current affairs […]

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