The voices of hatred were loud sound during the past election in Israel which resulted in triumph for anger toward Israel Muslims and Christians. I hate to inform Sheldon Adelson but his beloved Israel is composed of about twenty percent of Israelis who do NOT go to a synagogue. Yehonaton Gefen is an author who stands for creation of a modern state of Israel that is open to both Jew and non-Jew. Yesterday he opened the door of his house and was greeted with a punch in the mouth, eggs thrown on his body and words of hatred to anyone who dares to believe that non-Jews have rights in their OWN LAND. He was informed that he was a “leftwing traitor and murderer.” Mr. Gefen’s crime is to believe that the state of Israel welcomes with open arms all who dwell within it regardless of their religion.
In a Tel Avid theater Gefen spoke the truth. “Congratulations to the Caesar for his re-election. I am very sad and I can barely sleep at night. March 13 can be declared as Nakba Day for the peace camp.” He emphasized that the people of Israel had chosen someone who won by frightening people. “What would you say if in 1932 a German had said, Jews were streaming to the voting booths?
Anyway, the good news for Netanyahu is that Sarah Palin is on his side.