Daily Israel Report

What if Diskin Was a Rabbi?

Binyamin-region Israelis angry as Diskin gets away with slam on Netanyahu, Barak.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 4/29/2012, 10:28 PM

Yuval Diskin
Yuval Diskin
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Israeli leaders in Judea and Samaria expressed outrage Sunday as former Shin Bet head Yuval Diskin appeared to call for violent protests against the Israeli government.

Head of the Binyamin Region Residents Council Itzik Shadmi criticized the State Prosecutors Office. “What is this if not incitement?” Shadmi asked, adding, “If [Diskin] were a rabbi, he would have been taken in for questioning already.”

Diskin had said, “What’s the difference between the ‘revolutionaries’ on Sderot Rothschild and those in Tahrir Square? There is a small but significant difference – the folks in Tahrir Square were willing to pay a price, the folks in Sderot Rothschild – not so much.”

“Diskin is calling on the public that gathered last summer during the social protests to do what the Egyptian mobs did in Tahrir Square,” said members of the Binyamin Region Residents’ Council. “In other words – violence. To destroy, burn, beat, and spill blood.”

Shadmi called on Diskin to apologize to the “hilltop youth” of Judea and Samaria. “What you are preaching is far more extreme and severe than what you accused them of, than the accusations over which you forbid fathers from being at home with their families,” he accused.