Left-wing protesters, including senior politicians, have crossed red lines in their protest against the government of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, including besmirching Israel to Western media outlets
But former prime minister (convicted criminal) Ehud Olmert managed to cross a red line that has yet to be crossed when he called on world leaders to boycott Netanyahu, in an interview with Channel 12 News.
Even the show host, not known for his right-wing views, was visibly shocked by Olmert’s words.
The former jail-sitting Olmert began by calling to turn to the international community, saying “every prime minister who categorizes himself as a friend of Israel needs to protest with all their might against the government of Israel. This [the Netanyahu] government is anti-Israel.”
Channel 12 News host: “One minute, I need to understand. You’re calling on world leaders, for example, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who is currently meeting with Netanyahu in Berlin…
Olmert: Yes, to boycott the prime minister.
Channel 12 News host: To that degree!
Channel 12 News host: But that’s not boycotting the prime minister, it’s boycotting the State of Israel.
Olmert: No, no, no. That’s exactly the issue. I call on every prime minister who respects Israel to condemn the prime minister of Israel. The State of Israel is not represented by the person who is going to destroy the democratic infrastructure of Israel.”
“Therefore I very much hope this comes to fruition on his present visit [in Germany]. I very much hope that the British prime minister will cancel the visit of the Israeli prime minister. I’m very happy that the US president isn’t inviting the Israeli prime minister. I very much hope that the US president and the British prime minister reevaluate their ties with the Israeli government.”
Meanwhile, as Olmert spews his vile rhetoric and hate, Netanyahu continues his dedicated work on behalf of Israel. In the video below, he is seen walking with Scholz on Platform 17 at the Berlin-Grunewald railway station, where tens of thousands of Jews were sent to their deaths.
A total of 35 trains transporting 17,000 Jews departed from Platform 17 directly to Auschwitz. By the end of the war, over 50,000 Jews had been deported from the platform.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)