Barak attacks Netanyahu's 'primitive nationalism'

Ex-PM says Netanyahu's 'primitive nationalism' will cause Israel to become a bi-national state, spark mass riots.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Ehud Barak
Ehud Barak
Flash 90

Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak said at the opening event of the third annual Banana Festival in the Jordan Valley Thursday that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's policies would eventually lead to a situation in which senior army and Shin Bet security service personnel would have to refuse orders.

According to Barak, Netanyahu's policies vis-a-vis Judea and Samaria will result in a bi-national state.

"An attempt to implement the one-state agenda will cause the Supreme Court to throw out [Netanyahu's policies] at each and every juncture, and declare them unconstitutional."

"Hundreds of thousands of civilians will take take to the streets to physically block it from happening, and the free media will consider it a disgrace and never allow it pass," he added.

"This government is leading a nationalist agenda that replaces the agenda of Zionism and healthy nationalism," Barak said.

Coalition members in Netanyahu's Likud-led government have proposed applying Israeli sovereignty to Judea and Samaria towns surrounding Jerusalem, including Maaleh Adumim and Givat Zeev.

Earlier this year, the government passed the 'Regulation Law', enabling the government to retroactively normalize the status of Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria which were established without an official building plan.

"In this backwards nationalism, we use existential threats from the outside and traitors from within in order to incite and divide, to instill internal hatred in order to ensure our existence. Bibi specializes in this - in creating the Hitler of the year or of the week. Every time there is a new Hitler who threatens us with a new Holocaust,"