Can Israel go lower in its sick behavior?
Israel’s last election, with a politically eclectic government coalition for which there is no glue in the world to keep it together but meant to represent all the factions it was made of, was too disgusted to dip one’s toe in that pool.
Netanyahu’s recent shameful cowardice behavior, agreeing to the Arabs’ precondition demand to release over one hundred Jew murders who should have received the death penalty, so he could have the Arabs’ half hearted agreement to do him a favor and come speak with the Izraleis, did not surprise me at all. I hope some people still choose to remember that he could not stand up to pressure from Bill Clinton during the Wye, resulting in his loss of his first premiership. His ongoing record of aPEACEment leaves no reason to think Netanyahu would do any better today.
There will be new wave of terror that will come once more Jewish territory and Jew killers terrorists are turned over to the Jihad, all to prove to the world that Israel really means well and is complying with the latest diplomatic effort to destroy her.
This is tiring and disgusting. No surprise that as a fighter for Israel I am really losing faith and my energy is rather depleted; the desire left in me to continue defending Israel is hurt. I have no energy to type out everything I think about Israel’s dysfunctional political establishment; it has crossed all red lines and is worsening by the day. If I do, it would end up sounding like a vent and a tirade, rather than a reasoned opinion piece. The most frustrating part is that frankly, much of it, as in the United States, is attributable to moronic voters who follow the deceitful media, ignoring the facts, more so, refusing to admit that the ground is burning underneath them.
Going back to the last elections in Izrael, by the time it came around, there was hardly anyone to vote for. The Likud do not have an alternative to Netanyahu and neither did or do any of the other parties and that says it all. And please do not mention Moshe Feiglin to me; he is a good man and well intentioned, but his mouth and his actions do not coincide.
Netanyahu is not the leader Israel needs. Yes, he is smart, he knows to play politics and he is articulate; he speaks American but he is also spineless. He has a Galut-Diaspora, a Yid-Jew mentality that the new Izraeli-the Sabra was supposed to leave far behind. He did not, Israel as a whole did not.
Since 1992 Izrael has seen a drought in leadership; the country has a staggering bankruptcy of leadership. This is another subject I could go on and on, but I rather not. Netanyahu is obviously not going to resign, as he should, because his goal is the Nobel Peace Prize and he will then gamble it away. Though I expected a change, I should have not. Based on his first term Netanyahu’s policy was entirely predictable.
Looking around the policies of “conservative” leaders in most Western countries, Netanyahu is no different than UK Cameron, USA Mitt Romney or French Sarkozy and the rest of that list. They head up faux conservative parties, they are CINO (Conservative In Name Only). They talk tough to conservative voters around election time or during a crisis, and then govern from the center-left consensus and cooperation. They betray their constituents the moment they take up office.
Between 1984 and 1988 Netanyahu served as the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations and he served Israel well in this post. He was also good on the economy when he was the Finance Minister but he has been and is utterly terrible on everything else. And that, again, is characteristic he has in common with most Western conservative governments that understand economic liberalization and little about anything else.
They think that free markets – which they strangle – and deregulation – which they do the opposite, regulating their nations to the hilt – will fix everything; it will not.
Meanwhile and right on cue and as the script goes, Netanyahu’s people have released a made-for-youtube tough talking video to fool us once again.
But let me remind all that words are cheap and the right action is missing. The referendum bill the Izraeli government is working to pass is a facade. Ariel Sharon was going to take his bid to evacuate Gush Katif to the nation and then he decided against it. What makes you think that Netanyahu is any different than Sharon? This referendum bill, when passed, will, at best, protect Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, which are already annexed territory. It will be worthless for Judea and Samaria. It is to disguise Netanyahu’s sellout of Izrael.
And just do not remove your eyes off the Supreme Court that will undoubtedly find a way to invalidate the referendum bill once enough pressure has been applied on Israel.
So Izraelis, watch the gathering storm of the aPEACEment process.
The essence of the conflict in less than a minute: