“Early Elections Could Result in Most Right-Wing Coalition in Israel’s History” interview of Max Blumenthal by Anton Woronczuk – December 5, 2014 on The Real News Network

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Blumenthal = Israeli centrist parties = NO political purpose besides promoting Image of Israel as a FAKED Democracy

Blumenthal = Award-winning journalist and bestselling author. His most recent book is “Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel”

ANTON WORONCZUK, TRNN PRODUCER: Netanyahu has fired his foreign minister and justice minister, and now the Knesset parliament will hold early elections in March 2015 to help Netanyahu and Likud Party consolidate power by tossing out so-called centrists. Economic minister, Naftali Bennett, Jewish home Party will also benefit. Why did Netanyahu fired two ministers in his government?

MAX BLUMENTHAL, AUTHOR: Netanyahu fired so-called Centrists Tsipi Livni and Yair Lapid — very marginal parties — Yesh Atid Party — Because Livni and Lapid expressed flagrant opposition to Netanyahu’s “Jewish nation-state law”, that gave national rights to Jews making Hebrew prophets + Jewish tradition the legal and judicial authority in Israel + Downgrade Arabic, one of the official languages of Israel, no longer official + EXPOSES ISRAELIS’ RACIST Character, which was hidden since 1948.

BLUMENTHAL: Lapid and Livni warn Netanyahu he is weakening Israel’s diplomatic with other nations — Casting away the facade of a democracy in the Middle East — to impose a Jewish alone sectarian identity. Many liberal supporters of Israel have been protesting this law. Netanyahu simply fired them.

BLUMENTHAL: Netanyahu is FRIGHTENED of the younger, more right-wing members of the Likud Party + Naftali Bennett, his economics minister and head of the Jewish Home Party.

BLUMENTHAL: The Jewish Home Party took the hardest line on Palestinians — Bennett and his young right-wingers rejects a two-state solution + Wants a full reoccupation of Gaza, popular among Israelis as a kind of Stalingrad type prison.

BLUMENTHAL: ISRAEL is moving to the extreme far right wing — Most right-wing coalition in Israel’s history – WORSE than even the last two years of very right-wing coalitions.

WORONCZUK: The two parties poised to win are Likud and Jewish home. What’s their base of public support? And what issues will they be campaigning on?

BLUMENTHAL: Likud is the largest party and has dominated since 1977 under Menachem Begin, that appealed to the Mizrahi Israelis who come from Arab nations who were discriminated against by the Ashkenazi-dominated Labour Party.

BLUMENTHAL: Golda Meir said they were NOT nice Boys when they protested for economic rights + Didn’t speak Yiddish = Felt discriminated against. Begin played to them like the GOP caters to Tea Party Southern whites using their resentments

USA Tea Party Hates African-Americans + Hates Northern liberals.
Israelis Hate Palestinians + Hate Ashkenazi elitists of the Labor Party

BLUMENTHAL: The settlement movement which Likud has aggressively robbed land for West Bank settlements — Ariel Sharon’s legacy of social welfare to settlers to help offset high Living Costs in the core cities — Very easy living in the settlements. Likud has dumped lots of GOV Money to gain strong support from settlers.

BLUMENTHAL: Netanyahu wins over the middle class by taking the hardest most violent line against the Palestinians while maintaining USA diplomatic support using his English learned at MIT and Hedge Funds = He is a Republican Neocon = Keeps Likud in power.

BLUMENTHAL: Netanyahu purposely collapsed the peace process and the Oslo era – the Labor Party’s legacy = So Israelis have ONE OPTION = Likud filled with extreme right-wingers.

BLUMENTHAL: The Jewish Home Party, a religious nationalist party led by Brother Naftali Bennett, A 40 something tech industry millionaire = Represents the Israeli dream. Bennett served in an elite army unit and says he’s killed lots of Arabs in Lebanon and is proud of it. He wears a kippah but doesn’t live in the settlements. Settlers likes his taking a harder line than Netanyahu toward the Palestinians.

BLUMENTHAL: Avigdor Lieberman of the Russian-oriented FAR-RIGHT Yisrael Beitenu Party have Motivated Netanyahu’s new radicalism and fanaticism, and forced him to pass bills like the Jewish nation-state law.

WORONCZUK: The parties of the two fired ministers — Why are they likely losing in the elections?

BLUMENTHAL: Since Oslo era ended, parties come and go winning a few seats but aren’t real parties:

BLUMENTHAL: Kadima Party formed by Ariel Sharon to win Knesset approval for the withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. = Collection of random politicians that agreed with one Sharon initiative. Tzipi Livni, a former aide to Sharon came out of the Kadima Party–and she has a handful of seats in the Knesset. Her reason for service is to provide diplomatic cover for the BLUNT EXTREMIST Avigdor Lieberman. Livni was the ENGLISH great white hope of Israeli politics.

BLUMENTHAL: Yair Lapid and the Yesh Atid = A empty TV personality whose party won seats using a very hollow call for economic justice for the protesting middle class over the price of cottage cheese and so on.

BLUMENTHAL: Lapid and Bennett, far-right Jewish Home Party made a secret pact to push the ultra-Orthodox religious nationalist Zionist agenda of the settlements. These issues helped Lapid win elections and become a junior partner. Now Lapid’s been cast aside by Netanyahu — replaced with ultra-Orthodox parties.

BLUMENTHAL: Netanyahu said he will not prosecute ultra-Orthodox draftdodgers, which is an incredible about-face. Shows Netanyahu doesn’t need any centrist parties — Exclusively right-wing GOV. — SO NETANYAHU’s unstable far-right coalition may crash.

WORONCZUK: Tsipi Livni said the early elections are about whether to follow Zionism or an extremist country — Is the debate really about the degree of racial discrimination against Palestinians and the intensity of the violent occupation?

BLUMENTHAL: Livni means Labor Wing has since 1948 done the bulk of the violence to Palestinians = The Zionist movement or Socialist wing has been very violent including Livni herself was part of three incredibly brutal assaults on Gaza. She advised troops to behaved like hooligans.

BLUMENTHAL: BUT Livni realizes that Israel’s image in other countries is be damaged by having a government exclusively of FAR-RIGHT Figures like Naftali Bennett, who NEVER mention peace and want obliteration of the two-state solution and a full unitary apartheid state, in which Palestinian nationality will be completely obliterated.

BLUMENTHAL: Israel thinks success is always robbing land and building thousands of new settlement units + Obliterating entire Arab neighborhoods in Gaza + Ghettoizing Palestinians = But call for peace and negotiate with PLO puppet leaders like Abbas.

BLUMENTHAL: This NEW FAR-RIGHT GOV, will PROVE the fantasy of peace is even shattered and Israel will display what its wanted since 1948 = A PURE JEWISH ethnocratic apartheid state. A state that engineers a Jewish demographic majority by MASS MURDER + Denying all Palestinians any rights.

BLUMENTHAL: The illusion of equal rights before the law and Democracy will be gone. And Livni and liberal Zionists feel they need to KEEP the facade or illusion of a Democratic Jewish state. — THe world will see the REAL ISRAEL SOON.

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