Jerusalem is united, there's no occupation, the settlements are legal – all lies. That’s why the right finds nothing wrong with Netanyahu
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a loyal representative of the latest on Israel’s right wing. The right never eschewed lying and so it doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about. Even when Education Minister Naftali Bennett dared preach to Netanyahu, he was sanctimonious about it; he too knows that lying is the language of his camp. It’s in its DNA, part of its life cycle. Without it, it wouldn’t exist.
After all, for the sake of the Land of Israel one is permitted to lie – and steal, too. And for the sake of other matters. And so the Israeli right never stopped lying; that’s why it finds nothing wrong with Netanyahu.
The Israeli right has someone to learn from; there’s nothing like the American right wing when it comes to lies. Guns everywhere are portrayed as the protection of individual rights, health insurance for everyone is considered a violation of rights, and neoliberal economic policies are said to be an example for the entire society.