Former Mossad director Tamir Pardo strongly criticized on Thursday, September 7, 2023, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, alleging that he incorporated parties with views even more extreme than the Ku Klux Klan into his government.
In an interview with Israel’s Kan radio, Pardo described these parties as “horrible racist factions” that hold significant political influence.
Pardo expressed concern about Netanyahu’s judicial reforms and the division within the nation.
He also warned that Israel could lose its skilled workforce, including high-tech professionals, doctors, and academics if the current trajectory continues.
Apartheid-Like System in the West Bank:
Pardo asserted that Israel is implementing an apartheid-like system in the West Bank.
Tamir Pardo becomes the latest former senior official to have concluded that Israel’s treatment of Palestinians in the West Bank amounts to apartheid, a reference to the system of racial separation in South Africa that ended in 1994.
Leading rights groups in Israel and abroad and Palestinians have accused Israel and its 56-year occupation of the West Bank of morphing into an apartheid system that they say gives Palestinians second-class status and is designed to maintain Jewish hegemony from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea.
Several international organization revealed that Israel imposes a system of oppression and domination against Palestinians across all areas under its control.
Israel’s far-right Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir has openly admitted earlier that his right to move around unimpeded is superior to the freedom of movement for Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.
Ben-Gvir has been convicted several times on charges of supporting a Jewish “terrorist organisation” and of incitement to racism against Arabs and non-Jews.