A real Israeli
Eat your heart out Paul Henry - this is how an old hand really rarks people up about a presumed ethnic exclusivity of nationality and the superiority of one's own people. Talk about playing to your audience:
Yosef: Gentiles exist only to serve Jews:
According to Rabbi, the lives of non-Jews in Israel are safeguarded by divinity, to prevent losses to Jews.
— and by way of illustration he compares the non-Jews - Goyim - to donkeys.
"Why are gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat.
That is why gentiles were created,” he added.
That's an interesting annex to the creation story - perhaps in Yosef's rabbinical teachings He created gentiles on the eighth day... And lo, He knew they were gentiles when they never turned up to Adam's bar mitzvah and made all manner of excuses not to show up to the bris. Yes... He's basically saying they are their slaves and that God (sorry, G-d) has so ordained it. Guess he never got over the whole Egypt-Pharaoh thing.
Yosef’s Saturday night sermons have seen many controversial statements from the 90-year-old rabbi. In August, Yosef caused a diplomatic uproar when he wished a plague upon the Palestinian people and their leaders, a curse he retracted a few weeks later, when he blessed them along with all of Israel’s other peace-seeking neighbors.
Well he only recanted the plague and destruction of the Arabs comment so long as the Goyim are prepared to suffer in silence and not resist their masters.
Not only is Rabbi Ovadia Yosef a respected religious figure in the orthodox community, he is - unlike Paul Henry who was only a former unsuccessful National Party candidate - a spiritual advisor to the Shas party, currently in the coalition government headed by Benjamin Netanyahu with 4 Cabinet posts including internal affairs. If Netanyahu was anything like John Key he would dismiss Yosef as a "shock-jock" and the media would leave it at that. But I guess that line is a bit hard to use when they are 90 years old and quasi-papal (although in this picture it looks like he's been playing around with some video tape he's pulled out of a cassette; and no I don't know what that box is on his head, but it is probably very important.)
Netanyahu's cabinet, by the way, has just approved a loyalty oath that non-Jews have to take to be Israeli citizens that make them swear to a Jewish state. How's that for a definition of a real Israeli? But that's mainly the work of another party leader, the highly dodgy Avigdor Lieberman who will probably prove to be Israel's worst foreign minister. He makes Paul Henry look like Keith Locke. His policy is that all Arabs born on the Israeli side of their ghetto/"security" wall should have to swear to uphold a Jewish state or be stripped of their voting rights - and thence ultimately deported.
And the NZ government response to all this ethno-religious extremism and the terrorism on the expelled refugees? "Our" government invites these thugs to open an embassy and gives these terrorists diplomatic immunity. "Us" colonial, confiscating, oppressor regimes have to stick together - that's the inescapable logic. The difference therefore between a real New Zealander and a real Israeli in this context is moot. Both demand a "one state" policy where their culture, law and institutions are completely dominant and the people they are displacing are socially and economically (if not legally and constitutionally) subjugated to their will - something they can carry out politically by democratic means (through continuous, large-scale immigration) and the international support of states of a similar class.