November 23, 2014

EMOTION APPROPRIATE TO THE ACTION:

Cabinet holds shouting match ahead of vote on nationality bill (SPENCER HO AND TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF November 23, 2014, Times of Israel)

[D]uring the meeting, ministers made themselves heard over the controversial proposal.

"The nationality law being presented to the government is a bad law that was only drafted for the needs of Likud primaries. This is a law that [David] Ben-Gurion, [Ze'ev] Jabotinsky and [Menachem] Begin would oppose."

Netanyahu lashed out at Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, blaming her "flaccid" management for necessitating the cabinet vote.

"We wouldn't have gotten here if Livni acted differently," he said, according to Ynet.

Science Minister Yaakov Peri spoke out against the timing of the bill.

"I don't understand the rush for the bill now in this sensitive time," the former Shin Bet head said.

Netanyahu reportedly responded by yelling that "they [Arabs] are creating a state within a state."


N.J. Rabbi: Arabs in Israel 'must be vanquished' (Ben Sales, November 23, 2014, JTA)

The rabbi of a major modern Orthodox synagogue in New Jersey has written a blog post that calls for Israel to collectively punish Arab Israelis and Palestinians until they realize "they have no future in the land of Israel."

In the post, written Friday and titled "Dealing with Savages," Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck, offers suggestions that range from destroying whole Palestinian towns to uprooting the Dome of the Rock.

Posted by at November 23, 2014 7:39 AM
  

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