Most readers of this posting would not have heard the name Ayelet Shaked. She is a member of the Knesset (Israeli parliament). This woman has discovered the path to prominence in Israeli politics, and sooner or later, we will hear her name more often and before long, she might occupy a serious decision-making post in an Israeli cabinet.
Making this prediction is not difficult, for many other Israeli politicians had preceded her on that path; Menachem Begin, Benjamin Netanyahu, Avigdor Lieberman, to name just a few. Ayelet represents the next generation of the extreme Israeli politicians that are produced by the Zionist state that teaches hatred against the Palestinian people to its young in order to continue to justify the denial of its unparalleled crimes in history against an entire people.
Recently, Shaked called for waging war against the entire Palestinian people. Her entire posting, with commentary by Ali Abunimah, can be found on the electronic Intifada website:
Many Israelis do not know what to do with the military might that the Europeans and Americans gave them. The purpose was claimed to be for Israelis to defend themselves; not for committing genocide against the Palestinian people. However, now that the state of Israel has that military might, the whispers for genocide against the entire Palestinian people are surfacing to become open calls by politicians who will soon become prominent in Israeli politics.
Many Israelis – such as Ayelet Shaked – have lost it, and the ongoing attack on Gaza these days is another example. But in spite of the fact that she and her likes would probably become prominent Israeli politicians commanding powerful positions within the state of Israel, it is unfortunate that they have not learned the historic lesson that never fails; when one loses it, one loses.
Hope is the stuff from which life is made!