Interestingly, a friend of mine and staunch Israel supporter posted this photo on Facebook, along with her statement that it was the “scariest photo she’d seen in a while”:
So I wonder, where would Trump and Arpaio stand on the “scary spectrum” in Israel? How would they be perceived if standing next to Ayelet Shaked and Moshe Feiglin, both members of the Israeli Knesset.
Shaked, who Netanyahu appointed as Justice Minister, roughly equivalent to our Attorney General, posted the following passage on her Facebook page, twice, last summer:
Behind every terrorist stand dozens of men and women, without whom he could not engage in terrorism. They are all enemy combatants, and their blood shall be on all their heads. Now this also includes the mothers of the martyrs, who send them to hell with flowers and kisses. They should follow their sons, nothing would be more just. They should go, as should the physical homes in which they raised the snakes. Otherwise, more little snakes will be raised there.
Feiglin, the deputy speaker of the Israeli Knesset, called for the conquest of the Gaza strip and the shipment of its residents across the world. Among other tactics to accomplish this mission, Feiglin believed that the supply of power and water to Gaza should be disconnected before shelling it with maximum firepower. He called for the creation of camps where civilians in Gaza could be “concentrated” before being deported. Sound familiar?
The bottom line? Stand Trump and Arpaio next to some of Israel’s politicians, and they’d be far from scary. They’d be moderates.