Noted right-wing activist Yisrael Medad wonders why the settlement movement and Israel’s right wing have not eschewed violence:
[T]he understanding that we need marshals, that we have to be as
non-violent in appearance as possible (like sitting down with no rocks
to throw anywhere, etc.) is lacking.
I have tried to give
seminars and workshops (I appeared as an expert on non-violent civil
activism at the sedition trial of Feiglin and Sackett) but have been
rebuffed and basically ignored.
But maybe things will improve.
Hardly likely. Non-violence was possible in America because the non-violent protesters had a commitment to democracy – Israel’s fascist and theocratic right wing does not. In effect, what Medad wants is for fascists to masquerade as democrats. That may work for a day or two, in very limited circumstances, but it cannot work for the long term. It is the neo-fascist theocrats that dominate the National Religious camp that are to blame for this. Their malfeasance over the last 30 years gave birth to the rotten fruit of Gaza, Amona and the Rabin assassination. And believe you me, more of their progeny will continue to rot the Jewish state from within. May God save us.