There is no telling how far he will go next time if Itamar Ben Gvir succeeds in delivering on the law and order campaign which turned him into the story of the last elections.
And Ben Gvir knows that.
That's why, as Minister of National Security, he fought for an unprecedented increase in the police budget, and that's also why he is pressing to implement plans for a National Guard staffed with the high quality personnel that a starting salary of NIS 12,000 a month can hire.
The role of the National Guard, as Ben Gvir campaigned, is as a force which will focus on bringing law and order to the Israeli Arab communities.
The reason for making this a separate force is to insure that these resources won’t be diverted to other activities and to circumvent bureaucracy and entrenched police personnel, some of whom could be seen brazenly leading protestors who blocked the Ayalon highway.
Law and order is needed to:
#1. Free Israeli Arabs from the underworld which controls their communities and the bloody feuds which make life untenable there.
#2. End the terrible damage to Israeli agriculture caused by the Arab gangs who continuously steal from farms and destroy equipment.
#3. End the huge protection business which now impacts almost all significant construction projects in the country as well as other business sectors.
#4. Dramatically reduce the huge quantity of illegal weapons held in Arab communities which could, under certain circumstances, be turned against the Jewish State.
If Itamar Ben Gvir succeeds in this mission he will be the savior of the Israeli Arab communities, kibbutzim and moshavim engaged in agriculture and the construction industry.
How such a standing could gain expression at the ballot box in the future is one of the reasons that smart Leftists are so interested in getting rid of him.
Some are claiming that Ben Gvir would use this "private militia" against demonstrators.
In my many years of experience in protests in Israel I have never seen police use force against protestors, at a demonstration, who acted in accordance with the law.
The police do, however, use force at times against people who block roads without prior approval from the police.
So "peaceful protesters" have nothing to fear from the police as they protest while "civil disobedients" who violate the law by blocking roads may most certainly face police action. But that police action isn't against "demonstrators" its against "lawbreakers". And even that was missing in the recent protests, as opposed to those held against the Gush Kati expulsion and at haredi anti-draft demonstrations.
Dr. Aaron Lerner and his late father Dr. Joseph Lerner founded the Independent Media Review and Analysis (IMRA) government accredited news organization in 1992,which provides an ongoing analysis of developments in Arab-Israeli relations.