The European Union has hired an Israeli who advocates genocidal violence against Palestinians as the face of a new promotional campaign.
Avishai Ivri appears in a video the European Union embassy in Tel Aviv posted on its Facebook page last month.
“The European Union. You think it’s anti-Israel, right?” Ivri begins. “Let me surprise you.”
Ivri then rattles off trade and tourism statistics meant to convince Israeli viewers of just how much the European Union benefits Israel. He also boasts that the EU is a customer for Israel’s weapons industry, particularly drones.
The EU “are the best neighbours we have,” Ivri concludes.
Ivri was a writer for Latma, a defunct Israeli sketch show that reflected extreme right-wing and racist views, such as depicting migrants and refugees from African states as apes.
But that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
During Israel’s November 2012 attack on Gaza that killed 174 Palestinians, Ivri advocated even more extreme violence.
“Here’s a strategy that hasn’t been tried out yet: 1,000 Arabs killed for each one of our people killed,” he tweeted. “I think they owe us 5,000 from last week.”
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