(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski/The Jerusalem Post))
MKs David Rotem (Israel Beiteinu) and Arye Eldad (National Union) called for
film director Yehuda “Judd” Ne’eman to be investigated for incitement on
Ne’eman made headlines on Wednesday after saying in a Army
Israel radio interview: “What we need here is a war between settlers and the
Left to solve the problems in Israel. There’s no other way.”
for the police to investigate Ne’eman, who won the Israel Prize for cinema in
2009, for incitement and sedition.
“I have no doubt that if the police
investigated rabbis who wrote letters sponsoring a book of Halacha, we cannot
allow speech like Judd Ne’eman’s to be defined only as politically biased,” the
National Union MK said.
“Whoever calls for use of weapons against the
democratic majority is closer to fascism and neo-Nazism than those who represent
the will of the majority,” Eldad added, in response to Ne’eman calling the
Israeli Right fascists. “Ne’eman is calling for dictatorship like Stalin’s and
Pol Pot’s, who paved their way to the top over the bodies of the
Rotem asked Deputy State Attorney Shai Nitzan to investigate
Ne’eman for sedition and incitement to violence.
Earlier this week,
Ne’eman, along with 31 other intellectuals, signed a letter calling for Rotem to
resign from his position as chairman of the Knesset Constitution, Law and