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“When the hell will someone in this government tell the public that Israel is a country of all its citizens”

Gal Gadot expressed support for fellow actress and model Rotem Sela, who slammed the prime minister for saying that Israel is the national state only of the Jewish people, and “not a state of all its citizens.” Sela, Gadot said, was “an inspiration for us all.”

Wonder Woman takes on Netanyahu

 

edited from YNET

“When the hell will someone in this government tell the public that Israel is a country of all its citizens,” Rotem Sela,wrote on Instagram, referring to Netanyahu’s frequent talking point that his political rival, Benny Gantz of the Blue and White party, would form a government with Arab political parties.

 

Benny Gantz

Netanyahu, under threat of indictment for corruption, is facing a tough challenge from a centrist political alliance led by former military chief Gantz and his own former finance minister Yair Lapid.

Netanyahu responded by saying that Israel “is the national state, not of all its citizens, but only of the Jewish people.” His remarks caused waves in Israel, but the prime minister again spoke of the issue at the start of Sunday’s weekly cabinet meeting, making similar comments. He called Israel a “Jewish, democratic state” with equal rights, but “the nation-state not of all its citizens, but only of the Jewish people.”

““Loving your neighbor as yourself is not a matter of right-left, Jewish-Arab, secular or religious, it is a matter of dialogue, of dialogue for peace, equality and tolerance for each other,” Gadot wrote in Hebrew. “The responsibility for such hope is on us to create a brighter future for our

“When will anyone in this government tell the public that this is a country of all its citizens, and all people are born equal. The Arabs are also human beings. And also the Druze, and the gays, and the lesbians and… gasp… leftists.”

children. Rotem, my sister, you’re an inspiration for us all.”

Netanyahu has been accused of demonising Israeli Arabs, who make up some 17.5 percent of the population, ahead of the April 9 polls in a bid to boost right-wing turnout.  He has continually warned that his opponents will receive the support of Arab parties and that they will make significant concessions to the Palestinians.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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