Guns n’ Moses: Politics of Fear in Israel

On the 17th of March, the Israeli elections confirmed Likud is (still) the most popular political party in the country. “Fear wins”, I tweeted after the results were out. These two words apparently sparked some controversy in the wondrous world of Twitter. A young woman labelled me as ‘anti-Semitic’, which I think was way too silly to comment on (Me? Anti-Semitic? Bitch, please! :) ). Before she made this crazy accusation, however, she also asked me what I meant by my tweet. As I believe 140 characters to be a bit limited for a nuanced answer (nuance and Twitter don’t exactly go hand in hand) and as it’s been quite long I wrote a blog post, allow me to address this question here.