“Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is facing a trial on corruption charges he denies, is at the helm of the most far-right government in Israeli history after forming a fragile coalition reliant on extremist pro-settler figures.
“Dichter is just one of several ministers in his Cabinet to stray from government messaging that the war isn’t with Gaza, but with Hamas. As the death toll continues to mount in Gaza, experts on the region say the increasingly extreme rhetoric is only serving to undermine Israel’s justification for its war itself.
“A week before Dichter’s comments, Israeli Heritage Minister Amihai Eliyahu sparked outcry after he suggested that dropping a nuclear bomb on the Gaza Strip was “one of the possibilities” in the current conflict.”
Dear Congress + White House: Do you really want to give a blank check to this regime?
Who occupies the moral high ground – if there is any – in the current conflict is open for question. Israel, however, no longer owns exclusive rights to the ongoing Middle East narrative.