Israel's Right enraged by Yesh Atid MK's Hitler comments


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Israel's Right enraged by Yesh Atid MK's Hitler comments
Ram Ben Barak said on Saturday that Netanyahu and Ben-Gvir's targeting of the High Court of Justice is reminiscent of Adolf Hitler.
Published: OCTOBER 29, 2022

“I am not comparing this to anything – I am saying that in advance in order not to be quoted – but Hitler came to power democratically, he was elected in a democratic way, and one of the first laws he enacted, if not the first, was to cancel the [German] High Court, and then he brought all of the other laws and made Germany what it was,“ Knesset Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee chairman and Yesh Atid MK Ram Ben Barak said Saturday in an interview at a Shabbat cultural event in Beersheba.

“We need to safeguard our democracy. That is why the combination of [Otzma Yehudi leader Itamar] Ben-Gvir and [Religious Zionist Party head Bezalel] Smotrich’s racist and anti-democratic party [together] with [Likud and opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu], a person who we see is willing to do nearly everything he can to extract himself from his trial – and who will allow them to do whatever they want – is dangerous. It needs to be prevented and that is why we need to win this election,” Ben Barak said to the crowd’s applause.