Dienstag, 20. Januar 2015

Netanyahu: Prime Minister of Israel or the "Jewish People"?

Courtesy:Eran Wolkowski.
Netanyahu's presence at the "march of the millions" in France protesting the Charlie Hebdo killings and the murderous assault on a Jewish supermarket, in which four French Jewish citizens were killed by the perpetrator, was not only an offence to the other heads of states gathered there but also to France and its political class. Netanyahu was not invited, but attended anyway and pushed himself in the first row to wave to his fans, as if on a campaign tour. 

He also brought numerous Shin Bet "gorillas", which not only should protect him, but also people with him in tow. Consequently, President Hollande and Prime Minister Valls were protected by Shin Bet agents during their stay at the Great Synagogue in Paris. Before Valls could reach his seat, he was held by the Israeli agents until Netanyahu was seated. He yelled correctly at these intelligence "Gorillas": "You don't make the rules here. You provide security for the Prime Minister of Israel, that is all." it seems as though Valls has not yet understood the pecking order, when Netanyahu travels abroad. 

For the "Grande Nation" a slap in the face. The message was: France's highest representatives need foreign protection and it's granted by Israel! Besides that, his behavior was really lousy, because he invited all French Jews to immigrate to Israel, because in France their safety is not guaranteed. Beyond that, the Israeli government "forced" the French Jewish families to bury their loved ones in Israel. The fatal message: even in death they can only find peace in Israel. 

Listen to what Shir Hever, an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in Jerusalem and Beit-Sahour, has to say on "the real news.com" about Netanyahu's visit to Paris, the policy of the Israeli government and its right-wing nationalistic policy that suits the right-wing forces across Europe.

First published here, here and here.