Listening to Benjamin Netanyahu, prior to his election and cold-bloodedly to ramp up the vote, speaking of Arab Israelis in those subhuman, inhuman tones – was stunning in its racism. It was all very clear, and in our life today, those words, with him speaking them, will have a long life. Which is good.
Some day soon, his Israeli supporters will suddenly hear those words and that attitude – and be unable to believe they supported so much viciousness.
As – by 1975, it was very hard to find anyone who voted for Richard Nixon, even though he won in a landslide of nearly 75%.
I am so glad J Street – pro-peace and pro-Israeli – is garnering more and more support. There is hope for a better future.