Israeli Incitement Reports
Israel's Official Incitement: October 2020
Israeli Incitement Reports
November 10, 2020
Israeli Official Incitement: October 2020
This report underlines the inciting statements made by senior Israeli officials, including members of the parliament and the settlers’ movement, against the Palestinian leadership and people. Additionally, it highlights the fierce incitement campaign against the Palestinian members of the Joint List party for being the sole party that voted against Israel’s normalization agreements with the UAE and Bahrain in the Knesset on 15 October 2020.
I. Palestinian Prisoners, Martyrs, and their Families
Avi Dichter – Member of Likud Party, (Facebook, 21 October)
“The stipends for Israeli terrorists1 are not at our expense!!! I proposed a bill to the Knesset that would freeze all stipends paid by the state of Israel to terrorists and their families, who also receive a monthly salary from the Palestinian Authority as a reward for killing Israelis (…) The bill seeks to correct a historical injustice, in which every terrorist or accomplice in a terrorist attack receives a monthly salary of up to 12,500 NIS from the Palestinian Authority. At the same time, he receives an annuity for himself or his family at the Israeli taxpayer’s expense. The Knesset must stop this reality! Enough!”
Avi Dichter – Member of Likud party (Facebook, 26 October)
“(…) I have proposed a bill to the Knesset that revokes the citizenship of a terrorist prisoner who receives a monthly salary from the Palestinian Authority. His release from prison will also be his “release” from Israel. His residency and citizenship will be Palestinian. Those who pay the salary should also grant citizenship!”
“Demonstrators for the Islamic Jihad terrorist 3, and for the country that does not exist 4, and if one day it is established, it will become the largest terrorist state in the world.”
Uzi Dayan – Member of Likud Party, (Facebook, 20 October)
“You are right, Odeh 5– The UAE agreement is (also) an alliance against Iran. Against the Shiite nuclear bomb, against terrorism, against the axis of evil! There is nothing more democratic than a peace and normalization agreement. You, who are voting against the peace agreement, are a danger to democracy and your voters will soon understand that you are offering them precisely what Abu Mazen is offering to the Palestinians - despair, poverty, and ignorance!”
Zvi Hauser – Member of Derech Eretz Party and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, (Facebook , 15 October)
“Peace with the United Arab Emirates is good news for all of us as Israelis. Jews and Arabs. The Arabs of Israel can be a bridge for peace with the countries of the region.
The Joint List prefers a separatist interest over the overall Israeli interest. It does not represent the Arabs of Israel and proves once again that they do not share the Israeli vision for the future.”
Ofir Akunis – Minister of Regional Cooperation, Member of Likud Party, (Facebook, 14 October)
This is exactly what we say, “the cat is out of the bag.”6
They wanted7 to form a government with whoever would vote against the peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.”
Avi Dichter – Member of Likud Party, (Facebook, 17 October)
“The Abrahamic Agreement is the beginning of a new and real Middle East.
This time, too, we can see the Palestinian Authority’s anger and sadness through the members of the Joint List who did not share the joy.
Members of the Joint List voted against peace, and the rest of the Knesset in favor. Therefore, I greeted the people of the Emirates in Arabic, so they would know what the people of Zion really think about peace with them.”
Shlomo Karhi – Member of Likud Party, (Facebook, 15 October)
“(...) How unfortunate, but not surprising, that the Arab minority representatives here, in the Knesset of Israel, are once again missing a historic opportunity. Hezbollah, Iran, Hamas, and the Palestine Liberation Organization oppose this peace agreement. The Joint List proved once again today that it prefers to stand on the terrorist side rather than the moderate side, the peace side. Perhaps the representatives of the left here, who are still thinking of forming a government with the Joint List, will come to their senses and understand the magnitude of the absurdity.
The Palestinians no longer have and will no longer have the right to veto peace in our region. If they want - they too can join the moving peace cart, and we will even reach out to them. If not – a new Middle East will be formed without them!
In any case, I oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state! As a Jew, as a citizen of the State of Israel, and as a Knesset member for the Likud Party. There is room, legitimacy, and right, for only one state, for the nation-state of the Jewish people, from the sea to Jordan (...).”
Zeev Elkin – Minister of Higher and Secondary Education and Water Resources, Member of Likud Party, (Facebook, 15 October)
“Today we ratified the peace agreement with the United Arab Emirates in the Knesset. A historic day. Today we proved that it is possible to make peace with the Arab world without concessions on the land of the ancestors, without establishing a Palestinian state. Peace for peace, not peace for the victims of peace. Today, the Joint List proved once again that it does not seek peace for the Israelis, but rather is working according to orders from Ramallah!”