Purim Shpiel Mocks Israel’s Radical Right

Purim Shpiel Mocks Israel’s Radical Right

As Purim ends, we bring your attention to a video parody of right-wing viewpoints by prominent personages associated with the Labor and Meretz parties and Peace Now.  A Times of Israel article provides enough context for viewers who are not fluent in Hebrew to appreciate this video. [Unfortunately, for some reason this YouTube video has been withdrawn from public view.]

In addition to participants identified in the article (including Yossi Beilin and Avraham Burg), there is Hagit Ofran, the head of Peace Now’s Settlement Watch project and a granddaughter of the great religious & political iconoclast Yeshayahu Leibowitz, and Mossi Raz, a former Meretz MK:

Set to George Harrison’s “Got My Mind Set on You,” Peace Now activists and former and current left-wing politicians — including Labor Party MKs Itzik Shmuli, Eitan Cabel, Moshe Mizrahi and Meretz MKs Ilan Gilon and Michal Rozin — poke fun at the radical right’s purported injustice.
Dressed in costumes imitating West Bank settlers and wearing shirts bearing right-wing slogans, the singers chant “how fun to be right-wing” and “how easy to be racist.”
“How fun it is that there is no partner [for peace], and that the Arabs only understand force and bombs,” Oslo architect and former minister Yossi Beilin says, standing in front of a green-screen showing a West Bank outpost. “Because without Arabs, with what would I scare you? Monsters?”
Click for entire article: Left-wing MKs lampoon right in George Harrison parody | The Times of Israel  

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