Someone once said to me that denial wasn't a river in Egypt. How right he was too, it most definitely resides in Israel! Can you imagine if this story had been reported by a paper from a Muslim country instead of Haaretz? "No, of course he never said that". "Its just evil, antisemitic Islamic propaganda", right? Can you imagine some Islamic cleric somewhere had said the very same thing about the Jews. Can you imagine what the likes of Glenn Beck would go through? He would have a coronary!! He and his KKK "friends of Israel" would saying things like, "look, this just proves (as if any were needed) how evil Islam is", "what a bunch or terrorists those Muslims are", right? The most disturbing thing is, this guy is actually "revered", and courted by the likes of Netanyahu et al... What's more, is that this guy's views/opinions are not isolated to just him. Although Israelis here are trying to talk down Yosef's comments, there are (disturbingly) PLENTY more where he came from... Did someone utter the word, "peace"....?
Israeli forces demolish illegal houses, power infrastructure in Palestinian village Aqaba (Haaretz)
from the article: U.S.: Rabbi's 'offensive' remarks harm peace efforts