Tel Aviv. Israel Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked should be labeled an anti-Semite precisely because she has recently declared what we have been saying for years, that Zionism and human rights are ideologically incompatible. In order for one to exist, the other has to be expunged. Shaked has posited that Zionism and “national challenges have become a legal blind spot.”
The Jewish majority and not human rights, said Shaked, “should be taken into consideration.” This is Shaked at her best:
“Zionism should not continue, and I say here, it will not continue to bow down to the system of individual rights interpreted in a universal way that divorces them from the history of the Knesset and the history of legislation that we all know.”
Read this again and ask yourself this important question: Is Israel really a democratic state? Isn’t Shaked’s statement here implies that Zionism will trample upon every single human rights and universal law? And in that sense, shouldn’t Zionism be considered a dangerous ideology? Shaked continued to say that the system of human rights
“isn’t relevant when we’re talking about infiltrators from Africa who have settled in south Tel Aviv and established a city within a city, pushing out the residents of the neighborhoods…”
Shaked added that the system of human rights is relevant only when it is not “disconnected from context, from our national tasks, from our identity, from our history, from our Zionist challenges.” To be quite frank, even some Klansmen didn’t go so far as to say that they would disregard universal principles in order to maintain an obviously worthless system.
If universal laws no longer matter, then isn’t Shaked implicitly attacking the moral and intellectual patrimony of West? Isn’t she implicitly contradicting Kant, who said that “Act only according to that maxim by which you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law”? Kant’s principle is certainly pregnant with meaning.