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WATCH: Far rightists harass Justice Minister as he prays in Hebron

Right-wing extremists Noam Federman and Itamar Ben-Gvir aren’t known for their good manners, to say the least. Which is why it isn’t much of a surprise to see these two heckle Israeli Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman while praying at one of the holiest (and controversial) Jewish (and Muslim) sites around, the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

The two are angry due to the recent interrogation of Kiryat Arba Rabbi Dov Lior, on suspicion of incitement. Federman (the first heckler) and Ben Gvir accuse Neeman of being bossed around by the Deputy Attorney General, Shai Nitzan and allowing the detainment of one of their leading mentors.

In Hebrew, people without limits, extremists, or those who fear nothing are sometimes called people “without God” (ein lahem elohim).

These two, obviously, have no elohim.

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    1. Shelly

      But on the other hand, Justice Ne’eman is lucky that they (the settlers) didn’t beat him up.

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    2. Ariel

      Nothing despicable about it. These individuals exercised their right to free speech. They weren’t violent, nor did they spit on him, nor did they threaten violence. They said what was on their minds, and the Justice Minister was within his rights to ignore them. It may have been in poor taste, but in my view this was democracy in action, no matter how extreme federman and his gang are.

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    3. mordecahi ben yosef

      Yes Ariel, plenty of democracy for right wing racist Jews. But if you have been paying attention, not much for left leaning Jews or anyone else who challenges the Israeli Government policies in Israel, the West Bank, or even in Greece. Under Israeli democracy, everybody is equal, but some are more equal than others. I know Ariel, not exactly an original observation. Thank you George.

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