Israeli Big Brother Gets Political
Sa'ar Szekely, is somebody who most people in Israel call a radical left winger. In other words, amongst die hard Zionists, he's a traitor. So what is Saar's crime? Talking about the Israeli occupation of Palestine on mainstream reality TV show, Big Brother.
Where George Galloway failed on the UK version of this reality show, Sa'ar Szekely has succeded in airing the bitter truth of Israeli actions against Palestine.
After the first episode was aired, Facebook pages calling for the expulsion of Sa'ar “the traitor” or “the terrorist” from the show, started popping up, and inside the house, Saar was constantly attacked for his views:
“You need to wake up and realize that the only way to save this country is to remove it from this conflict and the only way to remove it from this conflict is to stop coveting more and more land, more and more power, and to realize that real power means stopping the fighting not prolonging it indefinitely.”
Israel prides itself on being the "only democracy in the Middle East" and yet has a massive issue with freedom of speech and reality.
It's about time the younger generation of Israel were able to hold these views openly in public, without fear and reprisal from the leaders of their militarised nation.