The Left here is calling for the firing of Avri Gilad.
The initiators are Shutafut-Sharakah.
It’s time for the last word: Sign the petition to fire Avri Gilad
Countless complaints have already been submitted to the Galei Tzahal (Israel Army Radio) about the incitement and racism that Avri Gilad reveals in his program, but the broadcaster continues on as usual. We cannot allow Mr. Gilad to continue to misappropriate his role as a journalist and to sabotage the prospects for a shared society in Israel! The time has come for a public call for the firing of Avri Gilad.
In the radio program, “The last word,” broadcast on August 28, we were once again exposed to the unbridled, hate-filled views of Mr. Avri Gilad toward the Arab citizens of Israel. This time, Mr. Gilad called for the revocation of the citizenship of Arab citizens of Israel who live in the “triangle” region so as to turn Israel into a state that is “as Jewish as possible,” while also mocking the customs of Ramadan. Sign the petition and add your name to this call. When 1,000 signatures are collected, we’ll submit them to the Israel Press Council and to the Commander of Galei Tzahal, and publish the number of signatures.
Please add your name to the Hebrew petition, which states:
Dear Mr. Isaac Tonic, Commander of Galei Tzahal, and the Israel Press Council:
As Jewish and Arab citizens, we are appalled by the recurring, offensive statements of Avri Gilad against the Arab citizens of Israel in his program, “The Last Word”, and we strongly urge Galei Tzahal to fire him.
With the ridicule, venom and hatred that Mr. Gilad insists on conveying toward one-fifth of Israel’s citizens, he is violating the ethical guidelines of the Israel Press Council, which demands fair coverage and an avoidance of incitement, and misappropriating his role as a journalist in a democratic country.
Mr. Gilad systematically makes statements that incite against, and generalize about, Arab citizens of Israel. In two recent examples, Mr. Gilad suggested using Gaddafi-style violence against Israeli citizens (“surround the place, full curfew, zanga zanga, dar dar” – in his program on April 26, 2011); he declared that the day would come when “with unconcealed happiness, we will have to draft different borders… which will turn Israel into the most Jewish state possible and which will exclude the ‘triangle’ region, for example.” In the same program, a moment before he declared his aspiration for the revocation of the citizenship of 1 million citizens, Mr. Gilad mocked the fast of Ramadan, which prevents the Arab workers who are renovating his home from finishing their work according to the demands of the landlord (28.8.2011).
Since this is not a one-off slip of the tongue, but a fixed behavioral pattern, and since countless complaints already been submitted against Mr. Gilad have not been answered, we stand by our demand to fire him so that he will not be given a platform from which to continue to sabotage the prospects for a shared society in the State of Israel.
If he should be fired, according to the Left, which is now supporting Derfner, for words of presumed racism, what is the punishment for someone who advocates terror and murder?