Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz, head of the far-right, ultranationalist Jewish Home Party, also told Channel 12 News that he had carried out such treatments in the past, counseling young religious students who spoke to him about being gay.
Isn’t quackery illegal in Israel?
Also, in the interview, Peretz said he believed Israel should annex the entire West Bank, but under no circumstances allow the more than two million Palestinians living there the right to political vote.
Peretz’s comments could now play a pivotal role in the election campaigning, possibly having a negative impact on Netanyahu’s reelection chances. Leaders of several rival parties said Sunday that a government expressing such extreme views was dragging the country back into the Dark Ages.
With proportionnal representation, Peretz just needs to rile up his base.
“Israel should have full sovereignty in the West Bank,” said Peretz. “We will take care of [the Palestinians’] needs and make sure it is good for them … but of course they would not be able to vote.”
Yeah, like when Redeemers promised to look after the Freedmen in the South or when the National Party promised to take care of the Blacks on 1948.
If he wants to go this road, he just can go to South Africa to ask for copies of the apartheid laws.
And they even put him in charge of education, of all things *facepalm*
No risk at all of him empowering the fundie side of the educational system, no sirree!
The good side is that the secular sector might not get too much impacted by him.