Bennett, Shaked pledge through song and rap to reform IDF, High Court

New Right Party also put out a video on Wednesday in which Bennett holds a dove and offers him a pep talk.

April 7, 2019 13:49
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Head of the New Right Party Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, 2019.

Head of the New Right Party Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, 2019.. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)


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New Right Party heads Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked put out a music video on Saturday in which they express their pledge, through song and rap, to reform the High Court of Justice and the IDF.

The video opens to Shaked singing while Bennett plays along on the piano.

"Today we're saying goodbye," sings the former justice minister, playing the part of the High Court. "I've done you harm for too many years / We tried together until we were tired / we were weak against Hamas."

"I know you asked 'How much longer?'" continues Shaked as a member of the court, talking to an IDF soldier and referring to a common term used by troops to denote their frustration with their service. "A wise army like you would be better off without me / Always remember what we both swore / The most important thing is to protect our soldiers."

Bennett later chimes in through rap, playing the part of an IDF soldier stuck between listening to the orders of his commander and the laws put in place by the High Court.

"My commander says, 'You must attack,'" raps the former education minister. "My lawyer says, 'You may be sorry,' / It's confusing, it's scary / When I stand in front of a terrorist / I am armed, I am determined / But you do not let go / I separate to win / I have no other choice / It's nice for you to give me advice from the side / At the end of the war you leave me alone."

The party also put out a video on Wednesday in which Bennett holds a dove and offers him a pep talk.

"You know what your problem is?" Bennett asks the white dove. "Insecurity. You compromise, you yield, you are naive. That is not how peace is made. Because of you we almost lost our hope. Now, lift up your head. Remember that you are right. Fight, win, give them a real battle - and then, and only then, they will beg you to make peace."

Last month, another video by the New Right gained attention when Shaked modeled a perfume called "Fascism."

While a piano tinkles in the background, Shaked flips her hair, puts on an earring and slowly descends a staircase, while a narrator lists her goals and achievements as justice minister: “Judicial revolution. Reducing [judicial] activism. Appointing judges. Governance. Separation of Powers. Restraining the High Court of Justice.”

Shaked then sprays herself with the “fascism” perfume, raised her eyebrows, and says: “It smells like democracy to me.”

Lahav Harkov contributed to this report.

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