Israel Is Having Domestic Problems With Violent, Racist Right-wingers Too
Some 1,000 protesters rallied in Tel Aviv’s Hatikva neighborhood on Wednesday and called for the ousting of African asylum seekers from Israel.
Demonstrators attacked African passersby while others lit garbage cans on fire and smashed car windows.
Another group of demonstrators stopped a shuttle taxi and searched for migrant workers among the passengers, while banging on the windows.
The crowd cried “The people want the Sudanese deported” and “Infiltrators get out of our home.”
Likud MK Miri Regev participated in the protest and said that “the Sudanese were a cancer in our body.”
You might recall that the Likud party is the political wing of the Irgun terrorist group. With quite a body count already, it looks like they are transitioning from mere anti-Arab racism to everyone-but-rightwing-Israeli-Jews racism. Just recently, Yuval Diskin warned that the Likud leadship was creating hardline right-wingers who posed a real threat to other, less radical Israelis.
Diskin also said he believed another political assassination, like that of Yitzhak Rabin in 1995 by a Jewish extremist, could occur in the future. “Today there are extremist Jews, not just in the territories but also inside the Green Line, dozens of them who, in a situation in which settlements are evacuated… would be willing to take up arms against their Jewish brothers.“