Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni spent her summer vacation with her husband, Naftali Spitzer, on the Greek island of Crete. Livni certainly didn’t expect during her time away to find herself tearing down an anti-Israel propaganda sign.
During one of the couple’s outings on the island, Livni happened upon a large sign hung at a local marina reading “Free Palestine” and featuring the names of Palestinian cities imprisoned within a Star of David. In the center was the image of a young Palestinian girl weeping over the injustices of the “Israeli occupation.”
Livni, who is typically overtly politically-correct, was infuriated and attacked the sign, which was quite large and firmly attached to a tree. As such, she did not succeed in pulling it down, but did damage to the sign.
Livni was undeterred as passersby stopped to see what she was doing and photograph her damaging the large sign. One picture, Livni even uploaded to her Facebook page with the following message:
“The battle that remains ahead of us is the battle for world public opinion. I went for a short vacation and was confronted with this threat… The use of the Star of David is an attempt to connect our most cherished symbols to hatred and anti-Israel sentiment. …We must work everywhere in the world to make clear who are the terrorists and which nation is trying to protect its people from terror.”
Livni represents the leftist side Benjamin Netanyahu’s government, and is in charge of negotiations with the Palestinians. But even she has had to admit in recent weeks that currently negotiations make little sense, so long as the dispute between Hamas and Fatah remains unsolved in the Gaza Strip.