'Another inciteful lie against the Right'

Minister Shaked responds to leftist who claimed she threatens judges and is also liable to 'ease Yigal Amir's suffering'.

Mordechai Sones,

Flash 90

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked responded to an article by Prof. Uzi Baram published in Haaretz in which Baram slammed Minister Shaked and conservatives in general.

"Another lie in the well-oiled incitement network against me personally and against the Right in general," Shaked wrote in her Twitter account.

Baram argues had it not been for Yitzhak Rabin's murder, "we may not have reached this reality where nationalism is becoming more extreme, with a Justice Minister who crosses every border of chutzpah and threatens the Supreme Court 'not to be a Meretz branch', and woe to it if it dares disqualify the Nationality Law."

According to Baram, the Jerusalem District Court ruling that applied the "Market ouvert clause" to Mitzpeh Kramim stems from "threats against the judges". "Indeed, we've already seen the fruits of these threats against judges, when the Jerusalem District Court granted permission to steal land in the territories on the strange grounds that they did so 'in good faith'.

"Today, the main battle isn't between the Left and the Right, but between the Jewish Home of Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked and Binyamin Netanyahu. This is a battle that draws its inspiration from regimes that brought disaster to the peoples they led. A battle between cynical populists over the right-wing vote," he wrote.

"This policy, in turn, pushes Bennett and especially Shaked into frenzied radicalization, speaking in the name of democracy but for this purpose she enlists exactly the same arguments that the rulers of Poland and Hungary make, who are leading the most despicable regimes in Europe.

"And she pulls new arrows from her quiver every time to beat the Likud in the competition for the most extreme nationalism, and here the circle that opened with the Rabin assassination is liable to close. It wouldn't be at all surprising if in search for new nationalist-populist weapons to appeal to the leftist- and Arab-hating crowd, the Justice Minister concludes the time has come to ease the suffering of Yigal Amir.

"And how does is relate to the Yitzchak Rabin assassination? Because 23 years after the murder we're told the Left has no agenda strong enough to compare with that of the Right. 'The Writings of Ayelet Shaked' constitute a strong agenda. Very strong in the hands of its opponents."

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