A lawmaker from the ruling Likud party stated Wednesday that the “Jewish race” is the neatest on this planet and possessing of the “highest human capital,” which is why, he stated, the Israeli public didn’t purchase into the allegations of wrongdoing by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
MK Miki Zohar made the feedback throughout a radio debate with veteran political journalist Dan Margalit in regards to the corruption investigations by which Netanyahu is both a suspect or has given testimony.
His assertions led to a Twitter spat with Joint (Arab) List party MK Ahmad Tibi, who famous Nazi Germany’s remedy of Jews as a race through the Holocaust.
Citing latest opinion polls that present Netanyahu having fun with robust assist regardless of being a suspect in three graft investigations, Zohar argued that the media concentrate on the probes has not satisfied the Israeli public that the prime minister is unsuited to steer the nation.
“I can tell you something very basic,” Zohar stated through the Radio 103FM debate. “You can’t fool the Jews, no matter what is the media writes. The public in Israel is a public that belongs to the Jewish race, and the entire Jewish race is the highest human capital, the smartest, the most comprehending. The public knows what the prime minister is doing for the country and how excellent he is at his job.”
Tibi, in response, posted on Twitter a image of Zohar with the message: “An elected official in ‘the Jewish state’ presents: race theory.”
Tibi, whose party and its members have typically raised ire amongst their Jewish colleagues with their open assist for the Palestinian trigger, adopted that tweet up with a photograph of himself studying Amos Elon’s e book “The Pity of It All,” which examines how the Holocaust introduced an finish to German-Jewish tradition.
אחרי דברי @zoharm7 . רקוויאם גרמני מאת עמוס אילון pic.twitter.com/I6cmgbhqwJ
— Ahmad Tibi (@Ahmad_tibi) June 13, 2018
Zohar, posted on Twitter again: “And on the back cover there is a photo of Albert Einstein, another Jew who brought great news to the world.”
“What’s the connection between you and Einstein?” Tibi shot again. “It isn’t even a relative relationship.”
Times of Israel employees contributed to this report.