Weekly Commentary: Itamar Ben Gvir Feared As If Succeeds Will Be Hero of
Arab Israelis, Farmers and Others
Dr. Aaron Lerner 29 March 2023
There is no telling how far he will go next time If Itamar Ben Gvir succeeds
in delivering on the law and order campaign which turned him into the story
of the last elections.
And Ben Gvir knows that.
That's why, as Minister of National Security, he fought for an unprecedented
increase in the police budget, and that's also why he is pressing to
implement plans for a National Guard staffed with the high quality personnel
that a starting salary on NIS 12,000 a month can hire.
The role of the National Guard, as Ben Gvir campaigned, is as a force which
will focus on bringing law and order to the Israeli Arab communities.
The reason for making this a separate force is to insure that these
resources won't be diverted to other activities.
Law and order is needed to:
#1. Free Israeli Arabs from the underworld which controls their communities
and the bloody feuds which makes life untenable there.
#2. End the terrible damage to Israeli agriculture caused by the Arab gangs
who continuously steal from farms and destroy equipment.
#3. End the huge protection business which now impacts almost all
significant construction projects in the country as well as other business
#4. Dramatically reduce the huge quantity of illegal weapons held in Arab
communities which could, under certain circumstances, be turned against the
If Itamar Ben Gvir succeeds in this mission he will be the savior of the
Arab communities, kibbutzim and moshavim engaged in agriculture and the
How such a standing could gain expression at the ballot box is one of the
reasons that smart Lefties are so interested in getting rid of him.
Some are claiming that Ben Gvir would use this "private militia" against
In my many years of experience in protests in Israel I have never seen
police use force against protestors, at a demonstration, who acted in
accordance with the law.
The police do, however, use force at times against people who block roads
without prior approval from the police.
So "peaceful protesters" have nothing to fear from the police as they
protest while "civil disobedients" who violate the law by blocking roads may
most certainly face police action. But that police action isn't against
"demonstrators" its against "lawbreakers".
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