JPost Lashes Out Against Itamar Ben Gvir With Editorial Hysteria.
The editorial made a great effort to discredit Itamar Ben Gvir by comparing him to the founding fathers of the Jewish State and accusing him of being the antithesis of what Israels founding fathers had in mind when they established the State of Israel and dreamed of coexistence with their Arab neighbours.
The article pursued Ben Gvir with malice verging on hate for a fellow Jew. While cravenly promoting the Arab narrative.
It suggested that the Jewish State’s original leaders sort coexistence with Arabs. At the same time, Itamar Ben Gvir wished to discriminate against Arabs based on ethnicity. Much could be written about some of the dubious leadership shown by the first batch of leaders who had cut their political teeth on the ideology of the Socialist Comintern during the early years of the Soviet Union. Not an ideology for liberal free-flowing ideas.
So what is Itamar Ben Gvir guilty of in reality? His views would seem to support the idea that the business of politics is to maintain law, order, peace, freedom and security within the borders of the sovereign State of Israel. If guilty of anything, it is his unswerving commitment to maintaining peace, upholding national sovereignty in every area where it might be threatened, and maintaining a balance of power among Israel’s neighbours. Threatening behaviour from within or outside the State must be met with a counterthreat sufficient to deter aggression. Ben Gvir is capable of recognizing common interests – providing those interests don’t weaken or compromise national sovereignty.
Itamar Ben Gvir will not indulge in the senseless slaughter of the Jewish States’ citizens nor contemplate incomprehensible goals discredited in the minds of Israelis that would lead to national suicide.
In stark contrast, the Jpost editorial can only offer Israel’s people a soulless continuation of the lost years under Labour that attempted to crush the authentic Jewish spirit and remould it into a poor cousin of the gentile powers. The original model lapsed into nothingness, and the alternatives to Otzma Yehudit will go the same way.
In the meantime, Itamar Ben Gvir continues to tread the well-worn path of Avraham, Yitzhak and Yaakov.