One has to ask the obvious question as to why in the world celebrating the backbone movement responsible for the creation of the state of Israel, in the country it created, would be ”controversial” in the first place? It would be like calling the celebration of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, “controversial”.
What’s at the bottom of brouhaha is the Israeli government trying desperately not to arouse the ire of the ‘fifth column’ in its midst. Remember, these Arabs are the ones who keep sending firebrand radical Arab MK’s to the Knesset year after year, if they were real loyalists to the Jewish state, they would give the fundamuslims a stiff arm, but they don’t.
The Tundra Tabloids salutes these Jews standing up for their own country and heritage, as well telling the fundamuslims to “stick it”. Hopefully the march goes off without a hitch. KGS
NOTE: It’s interesting to see the label of “nationalist activists” in describing these National Union members, when almost all parties in Israel strongly identify (and rightly so) with Zionism, which founded the Jewish state of Israel.
Planned Israeli Pro-Zionist March in Yafo Causes Controversy
by Maayana Miskin
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Nationalist activists led by MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) are planning to show their pride in being Israeli Zionists in the midst of the mixed Arab-Jewish neighborhood of Yafo, just south of Tel Aviv. The activists plan to march through Yafo next week holding Israeli flags.
The march was planned in an attempt to counter recent Muslim extremism in the area, which has been bolstered by support from the extreme Israeli left, activists said. Last month, Muslims and leftists marched in Yafo, and many chanted slogans against Israel.
Activists Itamar Ben-Gvir and Baruch Marzel requested permission to march from police. Officers asked them to keep their plans under wraps, but they replied that they would not do so, and instead plan to publicize the event.
“The time has come to stand up to the Islamists who are calling for a revolution in central Israel like those in the Arab world,” the two said.
Ben-Gvir spoke to Arutz Sheva’s Hebrew-language news service and responded to detractors who accuse nationalists of provoking Israeli Arabs. “If marching down a street in Yafo with the Israeli flag is a provocation, then we are carrying out a provocation,” he said.