With the participation of thousands of Israelis, and about 30 ministers and members of the Knesset, a racist festival of ethnic cleansing was held in occupied Jerusalem, on the night of January 28, 2024, in which calls for the deportation of Palestinians were loud.
While ministers, representatives, and settler leaders took turns delivering speeches calling for the revival of the Gush Katif settlements, the vast public was chanting: “Oslo is dead, and the people of Israel are alive,” along with chants of expelling the Palestinians.
The conference, which was punctuated by dances of gloating and hatred, and was driven by ideological motives, also included some practical steps, as it opened the way for registration of those wishing to return to this or that settlement from among the “Gaza envelope” settlements. It also opened the door for registration for those wishing to achieve a “one-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to participate in building the “Jewish” city of Gaza within the Strip, as a technological city open to all and uniting all sects of Israelis.”
Racism is a central trend in Israel
This time, in contrast to racist meetings that called for and sought transfer, the festival comes with the participation of 11 ministers and 15 members of the Knesset, and not just Ministers Itamar Ben Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich. Settlement Minister Orit Struck, Communications Minister Shlomo Karei, Housing Minister Yitzhak Goldknopf, Environment Minister Idit Silman, Diaspora and Anti-Semitism Minister Amihai Shekli, Culture and Sports Minister Miki Zohar, Negev, Galilee and National Resilience Minister Yitzhak Wasserlauf, and others participated.
It seems that this racist movement in Israel will achieve more success in any upcoming elections; as polls predict an increase in the strength of the populist right in general elections that will be held within months.
The Racism and Displacement Conference was the culmination of an Israeli campaign launched in the wake of the war on Gaza, especially after the ground incursion, last October 27, and was led by the “Nahala” settlement movement, headed by the extremist Daniela Weiss, and the head of the settlement council, Yossi Dagan, with the support of ministers and members of the Knesset.
He was asked again, on the eve of the racist festival last night, and he said that he “reserved the idea, but there is a right for ministers and representatives to express their positions.”
When he was asked again, in the same press conference, about changing his position, he said: “No, my position has not changed. We will look into this in the cabinet.”
A stuttering and ambiguous position that not only reflects his desire to keep up with his racist partners in order to preserve his ruling coalition, but also expresses the truth of his political essence, which calls for preserving the “complete Land of Israel,” as is clearly evident in his writings and practices, since the publication of his first book thirty years ago: “A Place Under the Sun.” “.
Netanyahu expresses the truth of his political core, which calls for retaining the “entire Land of Israel,” as clearly demonstrated in his writings and practices, since his book: “A Place under the Sun.”
A State or a gang?
This time, official Israel cannot hide behind the claim that such a position calling for the uprooting of indigenous people, which is contrary to justice, morality, international law and logic, is a position confined to “extremist fringes,” after the participation of about 30 ministers and representatives in this racist conference in occupied Jerusalem, yesterday. .
It is noteworthy that Ram Ben Barak himself had written a joint article with the hard-line Likud representative, Danny Danon, in which they supported the idea of voluntarily immigrating for those who wish. In response to a question, he said today that he did not mean to deport the Palestinians, but rather to enable those of them who wish to immigrate to relatives and friends in Australia or America, but without pressure.