Saturday, December 22, 2007

Maariv Takes on the "Fascist Left"

Maariv Takes on the "Fascist Left"

This past Friday was something of a milestone.

For the first time a mainstream Israeli journalist referred to the radical
Left as the "Fascist Left."

Let me explain. First, Israeli Hebrew journalism is by and large the
occupied territory of the Israeli Far Left, and under its hegemony. (The
electronic media are not much better.) Haaretz is somewhat to the Left of
the communist party, routinely runs Op-Eds calling for Israel's
annihilation, and the Haaretz idea of "journalistic pluralism" makes
Pravda under Brezhnev look like a fountain of democratic enlightenment.
Yediot Ahronot is not as extreme as Haaretz, but is almost as
homogeneously and uniformly Left. Maariv is the only Hebrew daily with any
semblance of pluralism and even it is more Left than Right. Nevertheless,
one can find on its pages Nadav Haetzni, by far the best columnist in
Israel, and he is well to the Right, plus some others who refuse to toe
the political correctness line.

Maariv also is quite willing to bash the Left for its anti-Semitism and
anti-Zionism and Maariv editors do not spare ammo when it comes to
shooting at the "Post-Zionists" and the "New Historians." The most
militant of the Maariv bashers of the anti-Israel Israeli Left are
Ben-Dror Yemini and Prof. Amnon Rubinstein, both of them left of center
but strongly pro-Israel and Zionists.

In his column on Friday, Yemini (whose family came from Yemen) denounces a
"conference" held in Spain under the official auspices of the Spanish
government, in which only leftists were invited, to search for "peace
solutions" to the Middle East conflict. Except admission to the conference
was reserved mainly for those who endorsed the "Palestinian Right of
Return" and also who endorse the replacement of Israel by a "bi-national
state," meaning a Rwandan-style country in which the Arab majority would
quickly eliminate the "problem" of the Jewish minority in a new Final
Solution. Israeli and Palestinian leftists, who found the ground rules of
the "debate" acceptable, participated. See this. The conference was
largely the initiative of one Ofer Bronstein, an Israeli leftist who is
currently promoting the division of Jerusalem but used to organize
pilgrimages of leftist "rabbis" to kiss Arafat's -- er -- hand. Bornstein
is associated with the anti-Israel extremist and ex-Nazi Uri Avnery.

Yemini wonders why the media refer to such an atrocity as a "peace
conference." I just say DUH. Yemini also thinks there exists an insane
Left and a sane Left, and in the latter he includes "Peace Now." I do not
agree that there exists a sane Left. Yemini thinks there exists a "war
between Lefts." I think there exists a war by the Left against Jews.

Be that as it may, Yemini concludes, "The battle against the fascist Left
is not yet lost.. Not that the fascist Left will disappear any time soon."

I do not share his optimism. But it really made my week that a
serious respectable mainstream journalist in Israel is willing to declare
that the Leftist Emperor is Naked, and the anti-Israel Left is nothing
more than a Fascist Left.

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