In Israel the Right bares its fists

The Israeli Right's crusade against the Left is gaining momentum. The movement [i]Im Tirtzu[/i] ("If you will it"), an unofficial ideological arm of the government, decided to remove its gloves and clip the wings of human rights organizations in a campaign known as [i]Shtulim[/i], meaning implants or foreign agents. The campaign called for outlawing "Breaking the Silence,” an NGO that collects testimonies about military service in the occupied territories. [i]Im Tirtzu[/i] received support from the defense minister and the education minister along with tacit approval from other government officials. There's little doubt that the refusal of the Palestinians to end their mini-intifada has motivated the Right to lash out at everything in its way.

This BBSNews article was syndicated from RSS-Update: Challenge - A Magazine covering the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, and written by Yacov Ben Efrat. Read the original article here.