Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Israel’s Hitler to Join the Knesset

From Khalid Amayreh in Occupied Jerusalem
10 December, 2008

"His name is Moshe Feiglin, but he may very well be called Israel’s Adolph Hitler. On Monday, 8 December, the day the Likud held its primaries, Feiglin won a respectable position on the Likud’s Knesset list for the upcoming Israeli elections, slated to take place on 10 February. This means, almost certainly, that Feiglin will become a Knesset member as all opinion polls indicate that the jingoistic party will win the elections and form Israel’s next government.

Calling Feiglin a “Hitler” is not an exaggeration at all. The man stands for and advocates all the fascist ideas and ideals that made Hitler the Nazism evil. In fact, whatever differences there may be between people like Feiglin and the hated Nazi hierarchy have more to do with form rather than substance, e.g. Hitler and ilk believed in the superiority of the Master Aryan Race while Feiglin and tens of thousands of supporters believe in the superiority of the Chosen People over goyem.. And while Hitler would call German territorial expansionism “lebensraum,” Feiglin uses a lesser sophisticated term in reference to Israel’s territorial aggrandizement: Eretz Yisrael ha’Shlema (the Greater Land of Israel) which includes, in addition to mandatory Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, and large parts of Syria, Iraq and Egypt......

In 2001, Feiglin urged George W. Bush to fight and try to destroy the religion of Islam, arguing that without targeting Islam itself, the US wouldn’t win the war against terror......

No black sheep

Despite his manifestly Nazi-like ideology, Feiglin is by no means a “black sheep” within the Likud, a increasingly fascist party in light of the stridently-fascist views held by the bulk of its leaders and members.

In fact, one can argue with little exaggeration that the Likud in its entirety is now a fascist party par excellence, with the “Feiglin line of thinking” representing the norm rather than the exception.

Take, for example, party leader Benyamin Netanyahu. This man stands for the intensification of Jewish colonization in the West Bank, the acceleration of the pace of Judazing East Jerusalem and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians both in Israel proper and the occupied territories......"

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