Ariel Zilber Is No Adam Verete

Maybe it is a good thing that the knights of freedom of speech are actually now those who are sheltering someone in their image.

Yossi Sarid
Yossi Sarid
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They didn’t call for putting him on a leash, all they did was announce they didn’t want to be connected to him; they politely got out of his way and allowed him to receive the prize, and crossed to the other side of the street; and that too is forbidden.

How many times have you declined invitations because the group of participants wasn’t to your liking? If every circle of friends is kosher, then that is a sign that the disgusting is not really forbidden. If I had been invited to be honored with a prize along with Dieudonne M’Bala M’Bala I certainly would have been offended and angry. And a Jewish racist is no less despicable than his double, the French anti-Semite.

This is what Achinoam Nini and Gil Dor wanted to express. And it is actually the inventors of tolerance Naftali Bennett, Avigdor Lieberman and Limor Livnat who were the first to rise up and protest. With the goyim they would have pushed to imprison the demon, but for the Jews − they set him free, and even crowned him.

You are confused, my friends: There is no trace of similarity between Adam Verete and Ariel Zilber. The first teaches to love those as yourselves, while the second also preaches to love those as yourselves − on the condition that they are exactly like you: not left-wing, not gay, not Arab, not nonreligious. And the enlightened parallel between the rights preserved for the Ku Klux Klan and the movement to free the slaves makes me sick; if only you would be infected too.

“To be gay is a deviance.” He doesn’t recommend to kill them, only to vomit them out from our midst. “The nonreligious have nothing to offer today except to be infected with AIDS and to see full nudity. Disgusting.” You’re disgusting yourself, don’t accuse others.

“We must expel all the left-wingers every which way. It is Amalek.” You are expelled to me, to paraphrase the bridegroom’s words, said the prize winner to his bride − and she does as he commanded. Being cursed, she refused to enter under the black bridal canopy with him.

And that is not all: The murderer of Yitzhak Rabin must be released from prison, and “Baruch the hero,” Baruch Goldstein, we will praise and glorify, since we can understand both of their feelings. The price-tag phenomenon is also worth encouraging “since the Arabs are worthless. They don’t know how to do anything but kill.” And also: “Kahane was right,” he sat and wrote a cute song in his honor with pleasant music.

And as for you, the idolatrous judges, the work is to separate: words separately and the tune separately. For the songs he will be praised, for the sayings he will be scorned. So why are Wagner’s creations banned from being played here, who the Nazis adopted 50 years after his death? And Zilber, begging his pardon, is no Wagner, he is not even Carl Orff.

Who doesn’t want to win a lifetime achievement award? But there are those who are still willing to lose it, as long as they do not lose their humanity. Nini is willing. After all, she harmed herself first: Now she will be invited to perform less, that is clear to her; she alone will pay the price of the ticket for the journey to her conscience. And where are all her colleagues, who the fear of Limor Livnat has fallen on them and also this time have chosen to remain silent − they too should be jeered.

Zilber was lucky that the new laws have not taken effect yet. If they had been officially approved he could have found himself in prison and the prize would have been given to him there, at a festive gathering of those who owe him thanks: Yigal Amir would have stood up and shouted “hooray!”

It is forbidden, by law, to let “Nazi” slip from your lips. It is also forbidden to be a member of a movement that has been outlawed: Kahane lives − or dead. But Zilber continues to sing of the righteousness of Kahane, and has never changed his mind: “With these black clothes, and with a Star of David above, Israeli soldiers looked like Nazis, and they behaved like Nazis, exactly the same thing,” said the singer.

Maybe it is a good thing that the knights of freedom of speech are actually now those who are sheltering someone in their image: The day will come and we will be forced to breach the borders of expression we have set for ourselves, since we will no longer be able to keep silent.



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