Peace Now Releases Video: 'It's Fun to Be Right-wing'

Israeli anti-settlement organization releases satirical video of politicians and activists dressed up as right-wingers.

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The Israeli organization Peace Now launched a satirical video on Thursday poking fun at the Israeli right and openly criticizing their worldview.

Called "It's fun to be right-wing," the 3-minute video features various politicians identified with the left and Peace Now activists impersonating various right-wing figures in an effort to ridicule what they perceive as misguided policies. They charge that the right wing's modus operandi combines incitement against Arabs, fear mongering and insulting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's peace efforts.

Former justice minister and architect of the Oslo and Geneva Accords, Yossi Beilin is seen at the start of the video wearing a kippa in a settlement and saying, "How fun that there is no partner, and that all Arabs know is force and bombs, because without Arabs, how would I frighten you? With monsters?"

Meretz MK Michal Rozin is dressed as a settler who strongly resembles Orit Struck, a Habayit Hayehudi MK from Hebron. Avraham Burg, a former MK and Jewish Agency head, makes a cameo in a wig, impersonating pro-settler Supreme Court president Asher Grunis. "How fun it is that we have democracy, justice and the law, which all end at the Green Line," he says, adding, "I like to say things that make me appear racist."

Peace Now chairman Yariv Oppenheimer is seen with a bullhorn, screaming, "How fun it is to call leftists traitors."

The video, released to coincide with the Purim holiday, ends with the message that it is in fact not so fun to be right-wing, as all the characters shed their costumes and reveal their true, "lefty" selves.

Yossi Beilin dressed up as a settler in Peace Now videoCredit: Screenshot
Peace Now campaign video, MArch 2014Credit: Screenshot

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