Marzel. Going over the top?
Photo: Dudi Vaknin
Going too far: Chairman of the National Jewish Front party Baruch Marzel has let his tongue loose in the recent elections campaign, and some believe he may have gone a bit too far.
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At an elections convention in the town of Ramleh Monday, Marzel said that "the people of Kadima and all those wishing to expel Jews from the Land of Israel are doing a despicable act."
"These are criminals and traitors. Evicting Jews is treason, this must not be forgotten," Marzel declared.
Marzel, who spoke before dozens of his supporters, also called on the government to "carry out a targeted killing against (left-wing figure) Uri Avneri and his leftist collaborators." He added he felt optimistic his party would succeed in getting enough votes to enter the next Knesset.
Monday's verbal attacks echo statements made by Marzel several days ago, when he said the bird flu outbreak in southern Israel is God's punishment for the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank disengagement.
"You were punished by God and now you'll have to ask for the forgiveness of Gush Katif residents," Marzel wrote in a letter to southern residents whose communities were affected by bird flu on Saturday.
"The kibbutz was used to house the expulsion headquarters because of greed, and therefore the bird flu outbreak happened there of all places," the far right leader wrote in his letter to Ein HaShlosha kibbutz.