Yaakov Amidror – in his own words

Ori Nir reports:

Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has reportedly decided to appoint an ultra-hawk, one of Israel’s leading national-religious icons, as his new national security adviser.

If media reports are correct, Netanyahu’s new pick for the important position is Major-General (res.) Yaakov Amidror, who in the past advocated for reoccupying the Gaza Strip and staying there “for many years.” Earlier this month, Amidror wrote that “negotiations with the Palestinians and even an agreement with the Palestinians (…) will not benefit Israel in any way as it faces the threats that might emerge in the future.”

Amidror retired from the IDF in 2002, after serving as the head of the analysis wing of Israel’s military intelligence and as the commander of the IDF’s academies. After retiring from the IDF, he wrote extensively for Israeli think tanks and daily newspapers. His paper trail leaves no doubt about his extreme views, which included vicious attacks on the New Israel Fund, sharp criticism of the Obama administration’s “naive” Middle East policy, and dismissive views regarding the viability and advisability of creating a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza.

Amidror is associated with the ultra-right national-religions party “The Jewish Home.” In 2008, he headed a commission tasked with composing the party’s list for the general elections. The party, which is dominated by former National Religious Party (NRP) politicians, supports a “greater Israel” ideology and is considered the most authentic political representative of the ideological messianic settlers in the West Bank.

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3 thoughts on “Yaakov Amidror – in his own words

  1. Norman

    Well, there is no better time like the present to cut Israel loose, if the American Jews want to finance the Israeli’s, then they can, by moving to Israel. The idea that the U.S. should continue to support Israel today, considering that they have embarked on the course of fascism in the extreme, is out of 21st Century fashion. That 300+million U.S. citizens should put their collective lives on the line for 6 or 7 million Israeli’s, just doesn’t pass the smell test. Time for them to either join their neighbors in peace once and for all, or . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . !

  2. peter brown

    Well said Norman. It is hypocritical disguised pro-zionism to continue funding a state which denies equality and democracy to non-Jews… Calls for a two state solution is a smokescreen for continued colonisation and imperialism…it is time for a single democratic state where all are free and equal regardless of their ethnicity or beliefs! The people’s revolution is sweeping across the Middle East and Israel must adapt to the winds of change.

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