Gil Mildar
As the song says, a Latin American with no money in his pocket.

A word to the wise

As the wind whistles outside, bringing a chill that seeps through the cracks of my kibbutz, my thoughts turn toward Jerusalem. I watch, with a mix of anguish and resolve, the figure of Benjamin Netanyahu and his far-right group protagonists in a political drama that reverberates far beyond the newspaper pages.

There, in the heart of Israel, I see a scenario that profoundly unsettles me. Netanyahu shrouded in accusations and controversies, emerges not just as a politician on trial but as the embodiment of an ideology that fills me with resentment. His figure, to me, is like a distorted mirror, reflecting a path dangerously close to the dark contours of fascism.

I follow each trial detail’s news, like reading a dark but necessary story. In the actions of Netanyahu and his group, I see a threat beyond corruption or politics: an attack on the principles of humanity and justice that I believe are fundamental.

Netanyahu’s and his circle’s policies seem laden with veiled authoritarianism, a trend that sets off a red alert in me. Their strategies, their words, all appear orchestrated not just to maintain power but to reshape society according to a vision I vehemently reject.

This trial, which I follow from afar, is more than a matter of justice. It symbolizes a struggle between ideologies, a clash between progress and a past we don’t want to repeat. Netanyahu, in his central role, seems to disregard the weight of his actions, as if above good and evil.

In the corruption allegations surrounding him, I see more than illegalities; I notice the erosion of ethical values. It’s as if, little by little, the moral fabric of our society is being unraveled, pulled apart by the threads of greed and power.

The political maneuvers of Netanyahu and his group, to me, are like a dangerous game where the rules are twisted to benefit the few at the expense of the many. In their actions, I perceive a disrespect not only for the laws but for human dignity.

With each new revelation, I feel a mix of disappointment and urgency. Netanyahu’s story is not just the story of one man but a reflection of the choices of a nation, a crossroads between the future and the past.

His ever-present figure in the news has become, for me, a symbol of resistance. Not the resistance he purports to represent but the resistance against what he stands for. Netanyahu and his group seem to disregard the voices of reason and compassion.

In their policies, I see a threat to peaceful coexistence, a challenge to equality and freedom. Their actions constantly remind us that democracy is fragile, and we must always remain vigilant.

In the far-right group orbiting Netanyahu, I encounter figures who seem willing to sacrifice harmony and stability for a murky agenda. They, in my view, are playing a dangerous game with Israel’s future.

Netanyahu, with his rhetoric and actions, is not just defending his legacy but shaping the legacy of a nation. I see in him the figure of a leader who has forgotten his responsibility, lost in a labyrinth of power and ambition.

With each step of this trial, I feel as if I’m watching a tragic play where the protagonist, instead of learning from his mistakes, seems determined to repeat them, dragging along those who follow.

The drama unfolding in Jerusalem reflects the tensions we live in daily. Netanyahu and his group represent a faction that, in my opinion, threatens to divert Israel from its path of justice and peace.

So, as the storm rages outside, my reflections on Netanyahu and what he represents continue. I see in his story a lesson about power, about how it can corrupt and lead leaders astray from their true purpose.

Netanyahu, to me, has become more than just a politician on trial; he is a warning, a reminder of the importance of always keeping our values and principles at the forefront, even in times of uncertainty and challenge.

Reflecting on all this, I find within myself a renewed determination. The fight against the ideologies Netanyahu represents is, in the end, a fight for the soul of Israel, a battle that we are all, in some way, fighting.

About the Author
Gil Mildar is a 60-year-old Brazilian who made Aliyah a few years ago. He holds a Law degree from the Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos in Brazil and a postgraduate degree in Marketing from the Universidad de Belgrano in Argentina. Over the years, he has had the opportunity to work in Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, and now Israel. For the past 30 years, his focus has been on marketing projects in Latin America.
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