Pro-Netanyahu activist chastises Israel’s ‘spoiled, ungrateful’ leftist elites who’ve ‘messed up’ country

He says the left established two countries: One of “elitists” and the other of “second, third, fourth, and fifth-rate citizens, who are us.”

By World Israel News Staff 

Amid growing discontent in right-wing circles with a legal establishment and media which they view as leftist and working to topple Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a media personality and right-wing activist took to the stage at a rally on Tuesday and charged that the left has “messed up” the State of Israel and is “milking” the country.

The speaker was Erez Tadmor, founder of Im Tirtzu, a “non-profit organization working to strengthen the values of Zionism in Israel as a Jewish and democratic state,” according to its website.

At the pro-Netanyahu rally, which took place in Petah Tikva, east of Tel Aviv, Tadmor accused leftists of enlisting in the army just to reap the benefits, joining high-tech units that ensure high-paying jobs after their service, as opposed to going to combat units.

Tadmor, a former speechwriter for Netanyahu, charged that the left established two countries: One of “elitists” and the other of “second, third, fourth, and fifth-rate citizens, who are us.”

He called the new generation of leftists “spoiled, ungrateful people who were born into the right families.”

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Tadmor said that even the election of Israel’s first right-wing prime minister, the Likud’s Menachem Begin in 1977, has not changed the reality of a society of “haves” and “have nots.”

The rally at which he spoke, attended by thousands of demonstrators, centered around the argument of how the establishment, unable to bring down Netanyahu through the democratic process, resorted to “fabricating” criminal cases against the prime minister in order to remove him from office.

The demonstration took place near the home of Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, who is to decide in the coming weeks whether Netanyahu is to be indicted in connection with any, or all, of the three criminal cases in which he is accused of charges ranging from breach of trust to fraud.