Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog warned, recently, of â€śgrowing hatred and racismâ€ť being incited by right-wing politicians in the state of Israel.
â€śWe are on the verge of an uprising of hatred, racism, darkness and upcoming killings and assassination based on the overwhelming internal hatred here,â€ť Herzog said during a speech at a Zionist Camp parliamentary bloc session on Monday, according to Press TV/Al Ray.
â€śWe hear hatred at every turn, whether it is directed toward women by military rabbis, by Ashkenazi Jews against Sephardi Jews and Mizrahi Jews against Ashkenazis.â€ť
The 55-year-old chairman of the Labor Party further blamed the administration of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the prevalence of the rising fascist discourse in Israel.
â€śThis way the seeds of the uprising of hatred are planted, which will lead to a civil war. This hatred is being carried out by the full support and cover of those in charge,â€ť Herzog said.
â€śWhoever heads this administration remains silent about the uprising of hatred, without working against it, ending it, taking steps against its leaders, or preventing those behind it from receiving funding,â€ť he went on to say.
Earlier this month, Herzog denounced the passage of a controversial law compelling Israeli non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to reveal the sources of their public foreign funding. The measure has come under fire from left-wing groups as an attack against the critics of Israeli policies toward Palestinians.
Herzog slammed the legislation, titled the â€śNGO Transparency Law,â€ť for â€śsymbolizing the budding fascism that is rising and flourishing in Israeli society.â€ť
Critics argue that the bill targets human rights groups critical of the Israeli administrationâ€™s policies, and does not affect right-wing and pro-settlement NGOs.
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