The US State Department has already started to use Itamar Ben-Gvir’s potential presence in Netanyahu’s coalition as a point of conflict between Israel and the USA.
Ned Price, the State Department spokesman commented earlier today on Ben-Gvir’s attendance of a Rabbi Kahane memorial.
“Celebrating the legacy of a terrorist organization is abhorrent. There is no other word for it. It is abhorrent. We remain concerned by the legacy of Kahane Chai and the continued use of rhetoric among violent right-wing extremists. We’ve condemned incitement, violence and racism in all of it’s forms. There’s a good reason why Kahane Chai remains designated as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist organization. We urge all parties to maintain calm, exercise restraint and to refrain from actions that only serve to exacerbate tensions. That includes in Jerusalem,’ Price said.
None of this is naivety or a based on a lack of knowledge, rather the US government is actively involving itself in attempting to affect Israel’s governmental make up even though they are aware that a majority of Israelis fully back a completely rightwing government.
The Biden administration is using the potential participation of Itamar Ben-Gvir as a reason to delegitimize Israel on the world stage. By claiming Israel is a racist then it can more easily force Israel into concessions or even dismemberment. While most people assume Bibi will cave to US pressure on their demand that Ben -Gvir does not get a serious ministry, it could be that Bibi doesn’t care what the Americans think at this point. In fact, that would not be surprising since most of the world doesn’t care what the Americans think either.
Israel and especially American Jews should brace for turbulence as the far left woke agenda is fast becoming center stage especially when it comes to Israel.