Monday, August 31, 2009

Virus vs. Cancer

Peace Now found an unlikely advocate on Sunday in its longtime nemesis: Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

In a rare joint interview with Israel Radio and Army Radio, Netanyahu defended Peace Now from the attack on it by his vice premier, Moshe Ya'alon, two weeks ago.

"It is important to clarify that the Left is not a virus and the settlers are not a cancer," Netanyahu told interviewers Yaron Deckel and Razi Barka'i. "There are legitimate disputes in Israeli society and we must maintain unity and show respect for political rivals by talking and acting in a restrained manner."

The Left restraining themselves?

From using "cancer" and "Altalena" and "mitnabchalim" and worse.

Gotta be kidding me.

For a Hebrew-language list of deprecations of the Right and the Yesha residents, see here.

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