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Rudoren covers up Shaked’s genocidal statements in ‘NYT’

An ugly heart masked by good looks
Benjamin Netanyahu has appointed as Justice Minister, Ayelet
Shaked, a member of Jewish Home.  She is
a far-Right member of Knesset who last year, just before Operation Protective
Edge (the attack on Gaza) made genocidal statements against Palestinians.
Shaked and her party leader Bennett
In words that Hitler would have been proud of, Shaked wrote on Facebook in July 2014

This is a war between two people. Who is the enemy? The
Palestinian people… an entire people, including its elderly and its women, its
cities and its villages, its property and its infrastructure.

She went on
to say:
Judi Rudoren – the liar in chief of the NYT’s Jerusalem Bureau

‘The morals of war accept as correct in principle, not
only politically, what America has done in Afghanistan, including the massive
bombing of populated places, including the creation of a refugee stream of
hundreds of thousands of people who escaped the horrors of war, for thousands
of whom there is no home to return to.

Shaked and one of the dead ‘snakes’ in Gaza

And in our war this
is sevenfold more correct, because the enemy soldiers hide out among the
population, and it is only through its support that they can fight. Behind
every terrorist stand dozens of men and women, without whom he could not engage
in terrorism. Actors in the war are those who incite in mosques, who write the
murderous curricula for schools, who give shelter, who provide vehicles, and
all those who honor and give them their moral support. They are all enemy
combatants, and their blood shall be on all their heads. Now this also includes
the mothers of the martyrs, who send them to hell with flowers and kisses. They
should follow their sons, nothing would be more just. They should go, as should
the physical homes in which they raised the snakes. Otherwise, more little
snakes will be raised there.’

These comments have not yet appeared in the New York
Times. In her report of Netanyahu’s attempts to form a coalition, NYT Jerusalem
bureau chief whitewashes Shaked’s record.
‘[Naftali] Bennett, a modern-Orthodox former technology
entrepreneur who advocates expanding Jewish settlements in the occupied West
Bank and annexing most of it into Israel, was already in line to become
education minister. After [Avigdor] Lieberman’s departure, he insisted that
Ayelet Shaked serve as justice minister. Ms. Shaked is an outspoken hawk on the
issue who has described African asylum-seekers as a threat to Israel’s Jewish
character and pressed for a “nationality bill” that critics say
would disenfranchise Arab citizens.’
An outspoken hawk? Shaked said
Israel was at war with all Palestinians, including the elderly.
Last week speaking on National Public Radio, Rudoren
also played down the rightwing element of Israeli society saying that only “a
small strain” wants to annex the West Bank: “there’s also a strain– I think a
small strain– that just basically believes that the whole river to the sea
should be in Israeli or Jewish hands.”
Ayelet Shaked, who is part of that supposedly “small
strain,” may well become the number one law enforcement officer in the entire
Rudoren or maybe her editors are still smarting over the
fact that Netanyahu refused to grant her an interview during
and after the election campaign that he won two months ago. Maybe this effort
to cover up Shaked’s pro-genocidal views is an audition for an interview with
the prime minister.
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Mira Bar Hillel  Friday 11 July 2014 

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