In these days I protest against the sacred union in solidarity with Charlie Hebdo, bringing together right and left in an unanimously made hypocrisy and manipulation. The victims, I have no doubt, would have vomited in their drawings and texts at the presence of those they had constantly denounced.
The presence of "world leaders" at the Paris rally scheduled for today, Sunday, January 11, is a true violation of the victims of the massacre of Charlie's editorial team. This morning, reading the newspaper, I too, wanted to vomit: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to come to Paris and join a demonstration of solidarity. His first impulse was to not attend; was it because his disgust at the editorial line of Charlie, particularly regarding Israel and its policies, was stronger than his desire to protest against the "global Islamist threat"? Or maybe he was afraid of being the subject of angry demonstrations against his presence? The pretext given by his spokesmen for not attending was the difficulty in ensuring his protection in such a short time. Finally, Netanyahu decided to come to Paris. The reason is pathetic: Naftali Bennett and Avigdor Lieberman will be in Paris and in this election period, the Likud leader could not give them access to the international media while he remained in Jerusalem.
All the Israeli right will be represented at the manifestation of solidarity with Charlie Hebdo. I can only repeat what I've already written: it is imperative to reject the united front of Charlie and to put borders, as airtight as possible, between our camp and all who come to interfere and pollute with their racist clash of civilizations discourse, most of the values defended by Charlie.
Netanyahu, Lieberman and Bennett out!
Michel Warschawski (Mikado) is an Israeli anti-Zionist activist. He led the Marxist Revolutionary Communist League until its demise in the 1990s, and co-founded the Alternative Information Center.