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Watch: Left-wing activist calls Israeli Education Minister 'Nazi' at Peace ConferenceIsraeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett spoke at the Israel Conference on Peace and his remarks were met with scorn. One woman even called him a Nazi.
This morning (Monday), Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett spoke at the Israel Conference on Peace of Haaretz news. His remarks on political issues were often met with scorn. "Give me the same opportunity to voice my opinions as you would give to Barghouti," he told one of the audience members who interrupted him. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin spoke afterwards and said: "The calls against Bennett are regrettable and inappropriate."
One of the audience members even saluted the Nazi salute during the minister's remarks. Another left-wing activist spoke with him after his speech. "You told me you don't want two states," she said. "You told me you have no problem with apartheid. You are a Nazi and you are one of the most horrible politicians this country's ever known."
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During his speech, Bennett said that a united Jerusalem is better than a political agreement. "85% of the audience here doesn't agree," he continued. "But 85% of the Jewish public supports what I said, which testifies to the detachment from some of the communities in Israel."
"Peace isn't a political agreement," The Education Minister added. "Peace is a state of non-combat...The left doesn't have a monopoly on peace just like the right doesn't have a monopoly on patriotism."
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