Et tu, Eitan?

In an interview with Arutz-7, Michael Eitan was asked whether he is the same Michael Eitan he was when he stood in the opposition. His answer: No.

Eitan’s “desertion” of the nationalist camp is particularly painful to the right-wingers, since he had been the one who headed the lobby for Eretz Yisrael when he was in the opposition government. It is well remembered how Eitan had spent time a great deal of time in Hebron to identify with the settlers, and now here he is adopting the Oslo agreement. Yes, his may be the unkindest cut of all…

We’re shocked at all those who are shocked. How well we remember how Eitan, of all people, made the comparison between the Nuremberg laws and the law Rabbi Kahane presented in the Knesset, which had been copied verbatim from the Rambam. Unfortunately, it didn’t bother anybody then, as everyone continued to consider him a staunch backer and “loyal supporter for Eretz Yisrael.” Nor did it bother anyone when he called a Jewish youth a “Khomeinist” for his nationalist views combined with his skullcap. In the end, it was only political expediency which caused Eitan to join the nationalist camp. For nationalism cut off from religion, (and all the moreso against religion) is but an empty vessel. And so, when Mickey Eitan feels it politically convenient to do so, he cold-heatedly abandons ship.

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