BibiFeed Reports: Likud party’s “grassroots” base began running an ad in the ‘Likudnik’ website, an unofficial site run by party activist Arik Ziv, Tuesday that used Holocaust imagery including barbed wire and a yellow Jewish star to convince voters that Naftali Bennett’s party was like a ghetto for religious voters.
The caption on the ads is “The Jewish Ghetto, headed by Naftali Bennett,” and the logo features a yellow star like the one Nazis forced Jews to wear on their clothes.
The text says: “60 years! It took the knit kippot 60 years to break out of the sectoral ghetto that the Mafdal (National Religious Party) had put them in. 60 years until we finally succeeded in assimilating into the general Jewish public and freeing ourselves from the isolated ghetto that past leaders had locked us into.”
“Now,” the text continues, “Naftali Bennett wants to bring us back to the old NRP. Sorry Naftali, we prefer to be part of the Israeli public and not separate. Knitted kippahs will have an influence from the inside. Sorry, Naftali, but we would rather be a part of the Israeli public and not separate ourselves from it. Knitted kippot change things from within.”
“My Likud brothers what’s going on with you?” Bennett asked rhetorically in a short Facebook response. “I am speechless.”
Likud Beitenu denounced the advertisement Tuesday and called upon Bennett “to file a complaint for incitement with the police, so that the identity of the people behind the advertisement can be ascertained.”
“Likud has no connection to the Likudnik website and everything that is published there is their sole responsibility,” the party said.