When you see the Biden administration, the media and anti-Israel leftists furiously ranting about the “extreme ultra-right wing” new Israeli government, this is what they’re really angry about.
Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich on Sunday said he is pulling 138.8 million NIS belonging to the Palestinian Authority and frozen by Israel… and he intends to give the money to families of terror victims.
The funds, collected by Israel as customs and taxes belonging to the Palestinian government, were being withheld over the PA’s decision to fund the families of terrorists who were imprisoned or killed by Israeli forces.
“We’ve promised to fix this and today we are doing so,” Smotrich said.
“It is morally just and important for the war against terror. There is no greater justice than using the funds for the victims of terror,” he stated.
“The government of Israel is changing policy. There is no solace for the families of those murdered, but there is justice. I am pleased for the privilege to lead this policy, as one of the first steps as finance minister,” he said.
When asked whether his move would not further weaken the PA and strengthen the more militant Hamas terror group, the minister said the PA has chosen to encourage terror and the murder of Israelis.
“We will not accept this under any circumstances. The PA must stop its involvement in terror if it wants to survive. As long as it continues to encourage terror, it is our enemy and as such, what interest do we have to help it?” he said.
What exactly is the counterargument?
Bezalel Smotrich has been a top target of leftist smear campaigns because of common sense proposals like this. You know there’s no counterargument because all the media has is one hysterical headline after another.
How Bezalel Smotrich rode unfiltered radicalism and unforgiving politics to power – Times of Israel
That’s what TOI calls a “profile”.
Smotrich’s Religious Zionist Party is becoming anti-Zionist – Jerusalem Post
Exclusive: ‘Smotrich vision will be narrow, and that’s dangerous’ defense officials tell i24NEWS – i24
Will the right-wing terror never cease?
Cancel tax on plasticware and soft drinks, Smotrich instructs – Jerusalem Post
Itamar ben Gvir, the other political figure targeted by the media, is taking down the flags of an enemy terror group.
National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir ordered the police on Sunday to remove any Palestinian flags flown in public spaces.
“It is inconceivable that lawbreakers will wave terror flags, incite and encourage terrorism,” Ben Gvir said late Sunday night.
“I have issued instructions for the removal of the flags, which support terrorism, from the public space and to stop incitement against the State of Israel.
“Freedom of expression does not extend to identifying with a terrorist and those who want to harm IDF soldiers,” he said.
He ordered Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai to instruct his officers to remove the flags, explaining that flying them shows support for a terror organization.
Israel is starting to look like Israel again.
There’s no counterargument to these decent, sensible and patriotic policies. And that’s why the media is launching into new deranged frenzies of hatred.