Kicking off election campaign, far-right Noam declares war on ‘postmodern culture’

The ultra-conservative Noam party holds an election campaign launch event in Jerusalem Tuesday night, with its leading lights denouncing the “poison” and “destruction” wrought by “postmodern culture” in a war against everything that is holy.

The Noam party, which is part of the far-right Religious Zionism Knesset faction, is fiercely opposed to LGBT rights and rails against what it says are efforts to undermine Jewish identity and nationhood in Israel.

Rabbi Tzvi Tau, president of the radical Har Hamor yeshiva and Noam’s spiritual leader, says at the conference that the forces of postmodernism “corrupts the nature of life, humanity, and basic biological mental health which is the platform for living a life of holiness,” and put humanity itself “at the edge of the abyss.”

Noam’s lone MK Avi Maoz declares that the party and its supporters are in “an obligatory war for the soul of our beloved country” and notes that in Jewish law “everyone is obliged to go out to fight, everyone is conscripted.”

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