Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak declared recently that the new Israeli government coalition has “been infected by seeds of fascism.” What are “seeds of fascism”? They’re a lot like sour grapes.
Barak had been a member of a coalition government with Netanyahu and Lieberman, the new Minister of Defense, and the subject of his fascism accusation. When Barak was in the coalition, was it also infected with “seeds of fascism”? Or do these magical fascist seeds only sprout when Barak is not in the coalition? Is Barak even now spreading his fascist seeds across the carpets of Israeli television stations every time he walks in to give another interview?