'A family is a father, mother and children, and not two fathers and a child,' said Avi Wurtzman during his previous Knesset stint. While doing nothing to advance socioeconomic issues, he did initiate a 23 million shekel project for daily study of Torah.09:29 01.12.15 | 1 comments
There are varying degrees of this attitude in the colnies, that is true. But therse colonies spring from a movement that is extremely xenophobic, exclusionary of those unlike them and religiously zealous and messianic. They believe they are conducting their lives by a divine plan and that one of the commandments is to settle all the land and make it for Jews only. Their scorn and contempt for the other is inculcated into their children who learn it at home, in synagogue and schools. The picture of small children spitting on old Arab women and men, pulling off their veils, kicking them as their parents stand on and smile is appalling. This is not isolated behaviour of fanatics, it is the behavoir of a fanatic ideology held by hundreds of thousands.