The right does not consider the opinion of the moderate collective an authentic Arab voice. For them, the acts of the murderous exceptions are the determining factor. Their ears are attuned to the voice of an extremist minority and deaf to conciliatory notes, such as the Arab peace initiative of March 2002.
Netanyahu, who complains about “the delegitimization of Israel,” did not miss the opportunity to use the Itamar attack to breathe life into the destructive campaign that says “there is no Palestinian partner.” “Moderate” Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar, who froze plans for peace education, added fuel to the fire when at the Jerusalem Conference this week he spoke of “our neighbors,” who educate their children to hatred, violence and death.
If the murderers wanted to intensify the hatred, violence and death among us, if they sought to etch into our minds that we will always live by the sword and the knife, Netanyahu gave them what they wanted.