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A lot of outrage over Netanyahu’s engineering of an election merger between Jewish Home & Kahanist party Jewish Power (Otzma Yehudit).

However.

Racism & ultra-nationalism has *always* been part of the Israeli *mainstream*.

So, join me for a game of ‘Who said it?’

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"There is no Palestine…Let the Palestinians go to Jordan, to Gaza, to Saudi Arabia, to Kuwait, to Egypt and to Iraq".

Who said it?

a) Israel's Welfare Minister Haim Katz, December 2015

b) Otzma Yehudit

...

Answer: A) Minister Haim Katz.
"I see [it] as a national duty to prevent the spread of a population [Palestinian citizens] that, to say the least, does not love the state of Israel".

Who said it?

a) Israel's Housing Minister Ariel Atias, July 2009

b) Otzma Yehudit

...

Answer: a) Minister Ariel Atias
"The Palestinian threat harbours cancer-like attributes that have to be severed and fought to the bitter end".

Who said it?

a) Moshe Ya'alon, former Israeli army chief, now on Gantz's ticket

b) Otzma Yehudit

...

Answer: a) Moshe Ya'alon, 2002
"To me, they [the Palestinians] are like animals, they aren’t human.”.

Who said it?

a) Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan

b) Otzma Yehudit

...

Answer: a) Deputy Minister Ben-Dahan, 2013
"For us, Judea and Samaria [the occupied West Bank] is Israel."

Who said it?

a) Immigration Minister Yoav Galant

b) Otzma Yehudit

...

Answer: a) Minister Galant, 2017
"I want to keep a Jewish state with a Jewish majority. I don’t want 61 Palestinian MKs in Israel’s Knesset. I don’t want a Palestinian prime minister..."

Who said it?

a) then-Labor party leader Isaac Herzog

b) Otzma Yehudit

...

Answer: a) Herzog, 2015
"The Jewish state cannot exist without a special ideological content. We cannot exist for long like any other state whose main interest is to insure the welfare of its citizens."

Who said it?

a) Yitzhak Shamir, Israeli PM

b) Otzma Yehudit

...

Answer: a) Shamir, 1992
"We’ll reach 1.8 million Arabs, and I see our situation as getting very difficult and not a matter of police or prison…I see them eating the Galilee and my heart bleeds.”

Who said it?

a) Shimon Peres

b) Otzma Yehudit

...

Answer: a) Peres, 1978
"There is a fundamental difference in quality between Jew and native".

Who said it?

a) Chaim Weizmann, Israel's first president

b) Otzma Yehudit

...

Answer: a) Weizmann, 1919

/END [I had to stop at some point]
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