Ben-Gvir as Far-right key player in Israel elections

There was a fringe Palestinian-hating religious far-right provocateur named Itamar Ben-Gvir.

He will become a key player in the country’s fifth vote in less than four years as Israelis vote on Tuesday.

One of the most radical settlements in the occupied West Bank, Kiryat Araba, has been found guilty of inciting racism, destruction of property, possession of a “terror” organization’s propaganda material, and supporting a “terror” organization.

The Jewish Power party merged with the National Union party to become the Religious Zionism slate in the Israeli parliament in the March 2021, elections.

The deal got Ben-Gvir in the door because Netanyahu failed to become prime minister.

 It is expected that the slate will become the third-largest in the Knesset. With Netanyahu having a chance of forming the next government, Ben-Gvir and Smotrich are preparing for their chance plans that would change the nature of Israel’s political system

Their goal is to undermine the Israeli judiciary by removing the offense of fraud and breach of trust from the criminal code, stripping the High Court of Justice of its ability to strike down unconstitutional laws, and giving parliamentarians control.

Disloyal Palestinian citizens of Israel would be expelled by Ben-Gvir. More than two-thirds of Israelis support the proposal according to a local radio station’s online poll in August.

Daniel Goldman, a religious businessman and social activist from the Israeli city of Beit Shemesh, is disappointed that many religious Jews support Ben-Gvir.

While I am a member of the religious Zionism community, I am upset that the opinions of Smotrich and Ben-Gvir have become accepted in the mainstream community I belong to. My Judaism believes we have a responsibility to the minority in Israel, not just to the majority.

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