The incitement instigated by the Israeli prime minister and members of his cabinet against Palestinian citizens of Israel as fires raged there last week has had a profound impact inside the country. A quick search of Israeli social media reveals thousands of comments calling for Arabs to be burned alive and for gangs to torch their houses and burn down their villages.
This incitement campaign has caused considerable embarrassment for the government and placed it in a huge predicament. Critically, it has exposed the utterly unfounded claims politicians make against Arabs. It’s not at all surprising Israeli authorities have not arrested a single one of these social media provocateurs or even questioned any of them.