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Destroying Israeli democracy

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Published: 19 December 2015

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Im Tirtzu and the proto-fascist plot to destroy Israeli democracy – Chemi Shalev – Haaretz 16.12.15
The group's video portraying human rights activists as terrorist-supporting traitors is just one symptom of a rapidly spreading and dangerous disease, a harbinger, if you will, of things to come.
See op-ed and video here

And see:
ADL slams right-wing ‘foreign-backed moles’ video – The Times of Israel 18.12.15
Watchdog group says Im Tirtzu clip critical of left-wing rights groups is ‘incitement which clearly crosses over into hate speech’. Calls on Im Tirzu to apologise and urges the Israeli government to ensure that “undemocratic legislation” targeting the funding and activities of left-leaning Israeli NGOs does not reach the statute books.

Persecuting human rights groups won't hide Israel's injustices
– Haaretz editorial 17.12.15
Israel is slowly sinking toward the bottom of the swamp in which the darkest of countries are found. In contrast to Israel’s leaders, who are sullying Israel’s reputation, human rights NGOs are a small but significant source of light that preserves the flame of democracy.

Im Tirtzu's pernicious video equates human rights with treason
– Assoc. Prof. Mira Sucharov – Haaretz 16.12.15
Only a distinctly anti-democratic element of society would consider the upholding of basic democratic norms and practices – including adhering to the rule of law and upholding the rights of the individual – as cause for inciting against the citizens engaged in those democratic practices.

What really scares me (and it’s not Im Tirtzu)
- Hagai El-Ad – Haaretz 17.12.15
I’m not afraid of Im Tirtzu. I’m afraid of the occupation, of indifference to injustice, sanctimoniousness and passing shock.


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