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Mon Feb 25, 2019, 12:28 AM

Netanyahu Sparks Outrage Over Pact With Racist Party


By David M. Halbfinger
Feb. 24, 2019

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made something of an art form of cutting deals with small Israeli political parties, but his latest alliance has earned him denunciations from quarters where he has usually been able to count on unshakable support.

Mr. Netanyahu, his future imperiled by prosecutors and political challengers alike, has enraged Jewish leaders in Israel and the United States by striking a bargain with a racist anti-Arab party whose ideology was likened by one influential rabbi to Nazism. Even pro-Israel groups in the United States that prefer to air their disagreements quietly have issued public condemnations.

The furor has aggravated already fraught relations between Israel and Jews in the diaspora, undercutting American and European Jewry’s efforts to fight anti-Semitism at a time when it is on the rise on both continents.

The embattled Mr. Netanyahu, grasping for every potential vote, has turned to the extremist party Otzma Yehudit, or Jewish Power, whose leaders have a long history of expressing support for violence against Palestinians, expulsion of Arabs from Israel and the occupied territories, and a ban on intermarriage or sex between Jews and Arabs.

The prime minister arranged for the organization to merge into a somewhat more mainstream party of religious Zionists, the Jewish Home. That pact, announced Wednesday, could easily catapult Otzma Yehudit from the disreputable fringe into Israel’s next governing coalition.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/24/world/middleeast/benjamin-netanyahu-otzma-yehudit-jewish-power.html

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2019, 12:33 AM

1. Good gawd, man--"Palestinians" aren't racist?

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2019, 04:23 AM

2. Dont sweat it, he doesnt

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2019, 06:15 AM

3. Israeli politics make for strange bedfellows

But in the leftist worldwide media- you will never hear of the liberal Israeli politicians making deals with ultra leftists to get enough votes to form a government.

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Mon Feb 25, 2019, 06:27 AM

4. Geez, they're a religious party with religious tenets/views?

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Mon Feb 25, 2019, 09:06 AM

5. ''israelapartheid''...and the dumbfuckery by the hamas worshipers continues...LOL!!!

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