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Is this racist rapper acceptable to Likud?

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Published: 9 August 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Notorious anti-Arab Israeli rapper joins PM Netanyahu's Likud party – Peter Beaumont - The Guardian 04.08.16

Yoav Eliasi (Hatsel - The Shadow) was sponsored by equally controversial MK Oren Hazan, who said the rapper is ‘worth five seats’ in parliament.

And see:

Hanegbi asks Likud AG to bar right-wing rapper 'Hatzel' from party - Gil Hoffman - The Jerusalem Post 08.07.16

Hanegbi: ‘Accepting Mr Eliasi’s request to join the ranks of the Likud would cause the Likud severe public damage.’ No word yet from PM Netanyahu.

A dark shadow has been cast over the Likud and Jabotinsky's legacy
– Haaretz Editorial – 04.08.16

Racist rapper Yoav Eliasi (aka 'The Shadow') has joined the Likud, showing how far Netanyahu's party has drifted from its founder's values.

Likud extremists and Donald Trump: jokers to the right of me
- Ravit Hecht – Haaretz 04.08.16

Israeli rapper The Shadow embodies all that's wrong nowadays with the party of Menachem Begin. The fact that the phenomenon is not unique to Israel doesn't make it any more palatable.

Ultra-nationalism ascendant
June 5, 2016


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