A day after Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu attacked Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked’s new party, New Right, as a danger to the Israeli right wing, Culture Minister Miri Regev (Likud) followed suit.
Regev said that their party will “lead to Oslo 2,” a reprise of the left’s failed attempt to bring peace by compromising with the Palestinians.
“If they wanted to emulate Likud, they did a small and miserable imitation,” Regev told KAN, Israel’s Public Broadcaster, on Tuesday morning. She characterized the move as Bennett and Shaked “abandoning their home.”
In response, Bennett and Shaked tweeted: “Miri Regev’s attack on New Right is hypocritical. Regev spoke enthusiastically about the disengagement when the Likud expelled 8,000 Jews from their homes and gave their land to Hamas. Whoever releases 1,000 terrorists is not a true rightist. The national public knows how to distinguish between a real rightist and someone who just says empty rightist words.”
They posted a video of Regev who, in her capacity as IDF Spokesperson during the expulsion from Gush Katif, she denounced the evacuees as “criminals” and “barbarians.”