By Prof Steven Plaut
Israel’s fascist Left has a new cause. It is operating a jihad against the freedom of speech of poor Daniel Seaman. He is the outgoing director-general of the Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Ministry and he is a man who speaks his mind. Leftists do not mind people speaking their mind as long as their mind is speaking leftism. But Brother Seaman speaks politically incorrect thoughts.
Seaman is a Likud activist who has held a series of posts, including serving as head of the government press office. What has the Left soiling its Pampers is that Seaman has been tapped to head a new experimental governmental program to recruit Israeli college students to serve as public relations activists on the internet, where they would fight anti-Israel demonization and hate propaganda and provide the Israeli side of events. The Left hates that idea. For the Left, the proper Israeli position should always be the position of the Palestinian genocidal terrorists. The Left wants Israel to defend itself by adopting the Arab world’s political agenda, not be supporting Israel’s!
Now it turns out that Brother Seaman is sharp tongued in a rather endearing fashion. The Left insists that he makes “racist and offensive” comments on his blog and Facebook or Twitter pages. As you know, the Left calls anything with which it disagrees “racist and offensive.”
Here is an example of racism and offensiveness that the Left is citing. When the EU sort of and reluctantly included the Hezb’Allah among the list of terrorist groups, Seaman wrote, “The EU found an unequivocal voice when it comes to Israel, but still can’t declare the Hezbollah a terrorist entity. Ironically, while Europeans try to define our ancestral borders, the Muslims are redefining theirs.” He added, “The term ‘half-assed’ is used to refer to something being sloppy or partially completed. For example… The EU decision to only put the Hezbollah military wing on the terror list and not ban the political wing headed by the same Nasrallah [Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah] as well, is half-assed.” The Left is rolling its eyes at horror, as if it has never heard the word ASS before.
When Ramadan began, Seaman posted, “Does the commencement of the fast of the Ramadan mean that Muslims will stop eating each other during the daytime?” On Shimon Peres’ birthday he posted, “Question for Peres, Clinton and Blair – how many ‘victims of peace’ never celebrated their 10th birthday?” When the PLO chief negotiator demanded that Israel agree to negotiate its return to the 1967 Green Line, he posted, “Erekat, said his side would only agree to renew peace talks if Israel ceased all settlement …read more