Arab lawmaker Ahmad Tibi responds to Bezalel Smotrich’s statement on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day. In German
Apr. 7, 2021
The chairman of the far-right Religious Zionism party, lawmaker Bezalel Smotrich, wrote on Wednesday that he will make sure that Arabs who do not recognize the Jewish people’s legitimate rule over the Land of Israel “will not remain here.” His comments came on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day.
In the last election Benjamin Netanyahu threw his weight behind the Religious Zionism party. The party, which includes a Kahanist faction, ended up gaining seven seats in the Knesset partly thanks to his backing.
In a tweet, Smotrich wrote: “I heard that after Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, may he live a long life, said that a true Muslim must know that the Land of Israel belongs to the Jewish People, Ahmad Tibi opened his mouth against him. So Ahmad, a true Muslim must know that the Land of Israel belongs to the Jewish people, and over time Arabs like you, who do not recognize that, will not remain here. Rabbi Shmuel and tens of thousands of his students, including us, will make sure that happens.”
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