The response of the media was a death sentence to virtually every settler, especially those in Kiryat Arba-Hevron.
Similarly, diehard leftists still do not forgive national religious Jews for Amir’s assassination of Yitzchak Rabin in 1995. Never mind that Amir was from Herzliya, next to Tel Aviv. He was once seen in Beit Haggai in the Southern Hevron Hills and that immediately qualified him as a settler in the media at the time
Israeli media, particularly the so-called “Voice of Israel” flagship radio station of the Israel Broadcasting Authority, occasionally reminds listeners that right-winger Avrushmi killed Emil Grunzweig in a leftist demonstration in 1983.
Even YouTube commentators dished it out to Channel One, according to the Times of Israel, which said that Channel One was cited for being “racists,” “anti-Semites,” and “Nazis.”
The promo was incitement, plain and simple.
If the right-wing had ever produced a ditty, “I want Judea and Samaria as my fate/Let’s kill the leftists before it is too late,” the police already would have hauled the producers into jail.
The left-wing hates settlers not because they are violent but because they are not violent and because – and that includes this writer – are normal people with normal families. The peaceful protests against the Expulsion, euphemistically called the Disengagement Plan,” infuriated the Left, which was looking for a cross to justify hanging the nationalists.
With approximately half a dozen instances of murder by right-wing nut cases over a period of 30 years, anti-Semitism is the last weapon in the hands of the IBA.
The IBA already is under the threat of shutdown from Communications Minister Gilad Erdan because of its footdragging on promised reforms. It spits at its mandate to provide the public with a variety of viewpoints, and its programming is totally tilted to the left.
If the new satire series echoes the promo, maybe it will help the IBA shoot itself in the head, and then Israel will be free of it.
“Three cheers for the media on the left/soon it will find it listeners are deaf/Let the Voice of Israel shout on its course/ Soon it will be totally hoarse.”
About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.
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