Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Netanyahu Appoints a Bolshevik Kommissar
Whenever the Likud has been in power, the first priority on its agenda has been to implement the policies of the Labor Party and those to the left of it. This is why Bibi "two states solution" Netanyahu appointed more leftist judicial activist judges than his Labor party predecessors did. This is why Netanyahu refuses to end agricultural bolshevism or break up the cartels and monopolies that operate in Israel, ironically including those for milk and for honey. This is why freedom of speech for non-leftists has been curtailed under Likud administrations. This is why Netanyahu scuttled laws that required disclosure of funding for leftist anti-Israel NGOs operating in Israel, along with other laws to defend Israeli democracy. This is why Netanyahu did nothing to end the governmental funding for tenured treason. Under Netanyahu governments, Israeli state prizes general go to anti-Israel leftists. Leftist institutions are coddled and often funded with state money. Netanyahu thinks that such decisions make him popular among the Left and its captive media venues, and make him appear a supra-partisan statesman.
One of the most aggressive enemies of freedom of speech and democracy under the Netanyahu governments has been Shai Nitzan. He served as the special button man for the Attorney General's office in Israel to harass and persecute the "Right." While Nitzan repeatedly attempted to prosecute "Rightists" for daring to exercise freedom of speech, including Rabbis who expressed opinions not to the liking of the Left, I personally think his very worst assault on democracy took place in the "Bukay Affair," which is described here: http://frontpagemag.com/2009/steven-plaut/the-bukay-affair-by-steven-plaut/ . I issued my own calls for the dismissal of Nitzan as early as 2009 (see http://www.isracampus.org.il/third%20level%20pages/Israeli%20extremism%20-%20thought%20control%20in%20israel.htm ). While interrogating Soviet-style a nationalist professor (not me) for things he said in the classroom and prosecuting teenage children for attending rightist demonstrations, Nitzan refused to prosecute leftists and Arabs calling for murder and violence (see http://zioncon.blogspot.co.il/2011/07/open-calls-for-bloodshed-and-violence.html ).
Nitzan is so openly leftist that he ruled that leftist portraits showing Netanyahu in SS uniform are protected speech while anything that implies disagreement with the theology of Yitzhak Rabin or anything that "insults" any leftist public official (like a Supreme Court judge or Shimon Peres) is "incitement" and a crime that must be prosecuted.
This morning the Netanyahu government announced that Nitzan is to be the next State's Attorney, in essence the Israeli Chief Prosecutor.
The only conceivable reason for this seems to be that Uri Avnery or Tamar Goszansky (from the Israeli communist party) were not available to serve.