Posted on: November 3, 2022 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

With Israel’s image already slipping badly as its apartheid policies are laid bare for more to see, advocates for Israel were already losing people as more and more liberals gave up trying to square their values with a country that obviously does not share them. This group includes a wide range of centrist and left-of-center advocates as well as the US government.

Now that Religious Zionism (Bezalel Smotrich), Otzma Yehudit (Itamar Ben Gvir), and Noam (Dror Aryeh) are not just going to be a part of the governing coalition in Israel but will be the second biggest party in it, there is a real sense of panic as Israel’s supporters desperately try to figure out how to cover for the fact that they are, in essence, supporting a coalition that includes the Israeli/Jewish version of the most hardcore white nationalists. This piece at Mondoweiss explores their dilemma.