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An interview conducted by Iran’s FNA

FNA: Netanyahu was very quick to administrate a lockdown at the outset of the coronavirus outbreak in Israel. Was Covid-19 his only reason for the lockdown?

Gilad: You are tapping here into a crucial aspect of the Covid 19 affair which none of the Western media has been brave enough to look into. As early as March 12, the Israeli PM announced nationwide school closures and urged the formation of an emergency unity government to “save the lives of tens of thousands” of Israelis from the coronavirus, Netanyahu presented a profoundly stark assessment in which there would be “tens of millions of deaths” worldwide unless the pandemic was stopped. Political analysts who follow Netanyahu closely immediately understood that Netanyahu desperately needed the pandemic and the hysteria around it. And it is clear that the Israeli PM managed to utilize the corona crisis to serve his cause. He postponed his trial. He formed a large unity government and practically destroyed both his rival party (Blue & White) and its leader Benny Gantz. So it was no surprise that once Netanyahu was finally able to form his unity government, Israel was relieved of its lockdown: Israelis were free to enjoy the sun again. Far more peculiar is the fact that the rest of us needed Netanyahu to form his government so that our leaders would also allow us to enjoy the blue sky.

FNA: The political deadlock came to an end with the formation of an emergency cabinet to address the coronavirus outbreak. Why did Netanyahu unite with his forever rival Benny Gantz after they competed with him for power for over a year? Why did he make such an abrupt political u-turn?

Gilad: We are often misled into believing that the Jewish state is a pluralist political entity divided between Left and Right political blocks. The truth can’t be further. The Jewish State is a hard-core nationalist entity. It is institutionally discriminatory. It differentiates racially between Jews and the indigenous people of the land.

Though it seemed for a while that the Israeli Knesset was divided between Netanyahu’s block and the so called ‘centre Left block,’ the vast majority of the Knesset Members within the so called Centre Left block are actually to the right of Netanyahu. This applies to Avigdor Lieverman and his party. Many of the Blue & White’s politicians, some of them war criminals, ended up in Netanyahu’s government. Even the Labour party is ardently right wing in its approach to the Israeli Arab conflict. In Israel there is only one left party that upholds universal and ethical philosophy. It is called the United Arab List.


FNA: When all of the courts, including the court in which his case was pending, were closed as a measure to counter the coronavirus outbreak, Netanyahu formed a unity cabinet, became Prime Minister and was granted immunity against the court’s decision in his case. Do you believe that at some point in the future justice will be served, and he will be held accountable for the allegations of bribery and favouritism?

Gilad: I am not so sure how valid or serious the bribery and favouritism allegations are against Netanyahu. I can tell you that Israeli war crimes against Palestinians are by far more grave than Netanyahu’s cigar consumption. I would like to add here that I believe that it was Netanyahu’s early and radical reaction to the coronavirus that defined the tone and policies of many Western governments. Since we still do not know the origin of coronavirus, what it is all about, I tend to believe in the possibility that the current health crisis is the result of a military affair. If there is any basis for such an assumption, Israel amongst just a few other countries is a major suspect. I do believe that the constant havoc that we see in the world at the moment is there to divert attention from crucial questions to do with the crisis and its possible origin.

True scrutiny of the criminal possible aspects involved with the pandemic is overdue, as the notorious virus clearly hasn’t killed as many millions as Netanyahu predicted in early March.

(Republished from Gilad Atzmon by permission of author or representative)
• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: Benjamin Netanyahu, Coronavirus, Israel 
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  1. Truth3 says:

    Conversion of the Khazars in 740 AD to Pharisee Judaism allowed the Ashkenazi (which are the majority) Jews to exist.

    Satan’s Tribe, all the way.

    • Agree: druid55
  2. Is it true he was involved in the smuggling of nuclear triggers from USA to Israel?
    Is it true he offered the Monica Lewinsky tapes to President Clinton in return for Jonathan Pollard?

    All I know is I watched him lie repeatedly to US Congress and the world about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction. His tongue is a weapon of mass deception. Along with the Israel First neocons in USA, Netanyahu very much instigated the US war against Iraq. Ugly beast he. Should be in chains.
    If Americans knew…

  3. Well am tempted to think better of Netanyahu learning that he is a cigar guy, as this is a spiritual, meditative, thinking man’s pleasure

    Bibi’s favourite apparently is the Cuban Cohiba Siglo V, in the classic and elegant Lonsdale long corona size, approx. 170mm long x 17mm thick. The Siglo V can cost upwards of €30 each, tho lasting an hour or longer in a leisurely smoke.

    • Replies: @Fuerchtegott
    , @anonymous
  4. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:

    One event of note. Netanyahu wanted in the early stages of the outbreak in NY to stop all travellers from the US who might come over for Purim. This angered Trump so he made his ban of travllers less specific. The reason was because the outbreak was centred on the Orthodox community in New Rochelle and had spread via social networks into NYC through the same community. (There was much ‘confusion’ as to how the NYC outbreak came to be centred on Far Rockaway) Netanyahu knew NYC Orthodox Jews were high risk. The authorities knew this. Trump knew this. The media knew this.

    The American public was not permitted to know this.

    The AIPAC outbreak that very nearly infected congress and Trump (And given his sex and age was himself at high risk of hospitalisation or even death) was from a delegation from New Rochelle. Pretty interesting story that the president of the United States nearly got a very serious virus that was taking up all the oxygen in the media and would guarantee huge interest. But in the media no specifics.

    And now the Orthdox continue their anti-social behaviour in not adhering to any attempt to lessen transmission among themselves and others.

    • Thanks: FLgeezer
  5. @brabantian

    in the grand scale of expensive dirty pleasures this looks embarassingly cheap.
    assuming lasting an hour longer implies the joy lasts over an hour, a cheap eastern european hooker near cologne is 1€/minute.

  6. anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:

    Who cares what kind of cigar he smokes? Why does everything enjoyable — audio, booze, cars, music, tobacco, etc., — that any person could appreciate and share have to be $nobbed up?

    Read C. S. Lewis’s “The Inner Ring,” and quit admiring people for their need to exclude you.

    • Replies: @druid55
  7. druid55 says:

    Hope he chokes on it, suffers, and lives long enough to suffer the effects!

  8. Gilad, I wonder if a smart thing now is to argue the ‘diversity’ of Jews themselves, which is being obscured by aggressive Zionist leadership

    Unz has a lot of rebel Jews – Ron Unz himself, Gilad Atzmon, Israel Shamir, and Anatoly Karlin IIRC is a quarter Jewish

    You have about a dozen at least Jewish holocaust deniers, starting with Joseph Ginzburg who was with the Russian armies liberating Auschwitz

    UK Labour’s Keith Starmer is being bludgeoned to support ‘mainstream Jews’ and not ‘fringe Jews’ … isn’t that too a kind of racist bigotry?

    Here’s an interesting short video of an Orthodox Jewish slum in Jerusalem … Favela-like living conditions amongst traditional Orthodox religious, largely non-Zionist Jews, living in squalor in Israel, underlining how in fact many Jews are not rich

    English subtitles if you click on the first of the buttons in the lower right of the video, best to start viewing at the 1m01 timepoint

    • Replies: @Anatoly Karlin
  9. @brabantian

    IIRC is a quarter Jewish

    Try 3%.

  10. @Anon206

    Try getting your dog to bark out, or scratch in the dirt with his paws, the radius, circumference, diameter, and area of the circle, and let me know how far you get with that.

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