A new Government full of Annexationists and Apartheid-supporters - determined to push for "Greater Israel"
To start with the worst choice: The Justice Ministry (i.e. for Oppression) was assigned to Ajelet Schaked, member of the radical Settler Party HaBajit haJehudi (Jewish Home). Wait: Wasn’t it Schaked, who publicly called for massive genocide against and extermination of the Palestinian People last summer? Yes, exactly. Schaked sparked attention when she declared on her facebook page during the last massacre in Gaza that all Palestinian women, children and civilians in general were snakes that had to be annihilated: “They are all enemy combatants, and their blood shall be on all their heads. Now this also includes the mothers of the martyrs, who send them to hell with flowers and kisses. They should follow their sons, nothing would be more just. They should go, as should the physical homes in which they raised the snakes. Otherwise, more little snakes will be raised there” (ML commented here). A destructive language that is reminiscent of the dark past in the German Third Reich.
Another noteworthy extremist is Naftali Bennett, Leader of the very same extremist Settler Party. He called for the annexation of the Palestinian West Bank and denies the Palestinian right to self-determination by fully rejecting the 2-State solution. As minister of education (i.e. of deception) he is going to be responsible for the forced transfer and relocation of Palestinian Bedouins from the desert of Negev to make way for new settlements – in order to acquire more “Living space” in the south (similar to the national socialists policy of “Lebensraum” in the East).
Former General Joaw Galant (Kulanu-Party) is considered for the Ministry of Construction (i.e. of demolition). He was a senior military commander during the atrocious 2012 operation "Cast Lead" in Gaza and is known for the illegal annexation of public territory for “security” reasons.
Another fatal choice is the crucial defense post: Netanyahu appointed Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan as Deputy Defense Minister (i.e. of War), another member of the notorious Settler Party. Ben Dahan has excelled through racist and dehumanizing remarks on Palestinians, calling them “beasts and not human” in 2013 and declaring that “A Jew always has a much higher soul than a gentile, even if he is a homosexual.” This sparked no outrage in Europe, but at least little in Israel with former President of the International Rabbinical Assembly Reuven Hammer commenting in the Jerusalem Post: “We are constantly asking others to condemn those who speak disparagingly of Jews or Judaism. We have asked more than one pope to change the liturgy so as not to show Jews in a bad light. Should not we ask the same thing of ourselves and denounce any Jewish teaching that demeans non-Jews?“.
As deputy Defense Minister Ben Dahan is going to oversee the “Civil administration” an administration, “which oversees the theft of Palestinian land, settlement expansion and controls the movement of millions of Palestinians”. Ben Dahan is going to be responsible for administering the occupation in terms of building, infrastructure, controlling the Palestinian population database and supervising their freedom of movement (entry and travel permits). The lives of the Palestinians are going to be administered by a person who doesn’t even consider them to be humans.
For decades, Israel has been presenting faits accomplis in Palestinian territories and at the same time pretended to negotiate in the peace process abroad. But this new government, formed of radicals, hardliners and despisers of humanity, is going to bring even tougher times for the occupied nation. This Article only portrays few of the leading figures primarily of the Radical Settler party that now shares power with Netanyahus Likud Party. It goes without saying that the rest of the cabinet members are in no way a lesser concern for peace in the Middle East (like Gilad Erdan (Likud): Gazans "not worthy" of having electricity or Miri Regev (Likud) who called African asylum-seekers a "cancer in the body" of Israel and later apologized - to people suffering from cancer for comparing them to Africans (!)). Most of the government members reject Palestinian Statehood, deny Palestinians basic human rights and call for the annexation of the West Bank (e.g. Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud): "This land is ours. All of it is ours.").
This government is an open affront to the Palestinian nation as a whole and an act of sabotage against an already dogged peace process.