In a bold move, sure to be seen as a first in Israeli politics, Benjamin Netinyahoo has appointed an honest politician for the role of justice minister. The bad news is that, like most other israeli politicians, she’s a genocidal maniac.
But in that regard, after the israeli sponsored carnage in Gaza last summer, no one should be surprised.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to appoint Ayelet Shaked as justice minister in his fourth government. Shaked is a Member of Knesset (MK) representing the far-right HaBayit HaYehudi (“Jewish Home”) party. She is known for her extreme, ultranationalist views.
During Israel’s summer 2014 attack on Gaza, MK Shaked essentially called for the genocide of Palestinians. In a Facebook post on July 1—a day before Israeli extremists kidnapped Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Khdeir and burned him alive—the lawmaker asserted that “the entire Palestinian people is the enemy” and called for its destruction, “including its elderly and its women, its cities and its villages, its property and its infrastructure.”
It’s disappointing to see this kind of vitriolic hatred and contempt for humanity alive and well in the middle east, but on a positive note, at least Israeli politics are slightly less deceitful than they usually are.