Israel Brands Us On The Left As ‘Traitors’ – Like The Palestinians

Last week, Hagai El-Ad, the director of Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem, had the distinction of being called a “collaborator,” an “embarrassment” and a “liar” — by his own government.This is actually symptomatic of how politically isolated the Israel Left has been. This kind of incitement to violence and rigid polarization (you are either for us or against us) has become pretty banal in Israel. November 4 will mark 23 years since the murder of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin — a political assassination that resulted directly from incitement to violence. Since then, the discourse has only narrowed further.