Haaretz, Jun.24, 2020
Rehavam Ze’evi’s reputation, on the other hand, has been quite tarnished and deservedly so, yet no one has dared lift a finger to put a stop to all the commemorations of him – bridges, highways, promenades, streets, squares, settlements and even an annual race. His name should have been blotted out long ago, but there’s no protest movement to lead this effort.
Baram Forest, which masks the shameful expulsion of Bir’am’s residents; Canada Park, which covers up the depopulation of three villages in the 1967 war; and the Ambassadors’ Forest, which hides the expulsion at Al-Araqib, all obscure the truth, perpetuate the lie and no one is willing to rip down the veil. The land is strewn with destroyed villages that have been covered with national parks and communities. Will anyone ever get up the courage to even memorialize them, as they deserve? The Zochrot organization tried to do this, to no avail. Israel remains afraid and hostile to the idea.
[...] Are Golda Meir and Moshe Dayan indeed deserving of commemoration and honor? Are the terrorists whose names grace the streets of Ramat Aviv Gimmel in Tel Aviv deserving of this? Shlomo Ben Yosef threw a grenade at a bus full of passengers; Eliyahu Hakim and Eliyahu Beit-Zuri murdered Lord Moyne. Streets should be named after them?