Despite the odds that Benjamin Netanyahu faced, the prime minister of Israel remains in office after winning Israel’s election earlier this week. Since Netanyahu’s win, the media (mostly conservative) reported their take on the outcome. Even the Inquisitr has kept up with the latest news on the Israel Election, in which many Jewish leaders have already congratulated “Bibi” for his win. However, Barack Obama has yet to say anything on Netanyahu’s victory, but he did say he’d congratulate the Israeli prime minister “in a couple of days.”
Liberal media, however, has been unrelenting in their disdain for Benjamin Netanyahu winning. As a matter of fact, some of them have thrown the race card, accusing Netanyahu of using racism to win the election.
According to Politicus USA, a scathing editorial by the New York Times was released just when it became apparent that Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud Party would retain power of the Israeli government. Throughout the entirety of their editorial, the belief thoroughly being expressed is that Netanyahu is racist towards Arabs. One example reported to help support such a view was Netanyahu’s aggressiveness in building Israeli homes. Because the homes are being built on land reportedly within bounds of a Palestinian State, it is circumstantial proof the prime minister shows no interest in a peace agreement between Israel and Palestinian territories.
The liberals’ primary example of Benjamin Netanyahu’s racism towards Arabs was when he accepted an invitation to speak before Congress to “castigate” the Obama Administration’s nuclear proposal with Iran. Apparently, the speech is recognized by liberals as Netanyahu partaking in partisan politics in another country, a platform to enforce undercutting nuclear negotiations with Iran. Since Iran is a country with the majority of their population being Arab, allegations of racism were used again.
Overall, the liberal news outlets equated their belief in Benjamin Netanyahu’s racism towards Arabs as the proponent that helped him win the election. They also state that such a move was supposedly out of desperation.
“In his desperation, Mr. Netanyahu resorted to fear-mongering and anti-Arab attacks while failing to address the issues that Israelis said they were most worried about, namely the high cost of housing and everyday living in Israel. Although the economy has grown, the country has experienced widening income disparities and is now one of the most unequal societies in the advanced world.”
Whether the statements by liberal media are true or not, throwing the race card at situations — both social and political — has become something synonymous with them. Here in the United States, it is most evidently shown in police situations in which the police officer so happens to be white and the victimized individual or party so happens to be black.