Israeli Left Is Using D.C. Violence To Lecture Israel About Democracy

by Micha Gefen

With the capital in chaos and Joe Biden now certified as the official winner of the 2020 Presidential election, the Israeli left, not known for its love of the Democratic system has decided to use the sad events in Washington D.C. to scold and lecture most of Israel about the virtues of Democracy.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz commented on Wednesday night on the riots in Washington, DC.

“The images from Washington hurt everyone who believes in democracy. I did not believe I would see such images in the strongest democracy in the world. This is proof that before political rivalry, we must agree on the rules of the game: upholding the rule of law, respecting democratic procedures and respectful discourse,” he tweeted.

When the left comes out and says things like this, they really mean to fall into the line. Current protests in Israel over the negligent death of a teenager due to the police smashing into the car he was riding in are directly challenging the Deep State control of the police and judicial system. Yes, this is getting heated and this is exactly why Gantz is coopting an event that has little to do with our issues here in Israel.

The Left In Israel Claims Netanyahu Is Trump

Israelis Party leader and current Tel Aviv mayor Ron Huldai attacked the Prime Minister over the riots in Washington, saying the following: “It’s no coincidence that Netanyahu isn’t responding to the shocking events in Washington – to Netanyahu’s perception, Bibi is more important than the State. There will also be a change of government in Israel. Israelis will know how to do it right. Democracy always wins.”

And there is this.

Yisrael Beyteinu MK Eli Avidar reacted to the riots on Capitol Hill in Washington.

“What’s happening in the United States can happen in Israel the day after the election. This time, Netanyahu cannot say ‘I didn’t hear’ – as he did before. This is him, in his voice, for years inciting against the rule of law,” Avidar asserted on Twitter.

What these Israeli leftist politicians do not understand, is that most Israelis want Bibi. and after decades of leftist rule that has led to an oppressive judicial system and police force, the majority wants change. Of course the left will scream as they did in America that Bibi and friends are destroying Democracy, but the reality is, the left here has never believed in Democracy – only law granted by the regime and rather than G-D.

Coopting the events in Washington D.C. is wrong and most Israelis find it more than self serving.

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