Bibi, Bibi, He May Fail, But Bibi Will Not Go To Jail

The Likud primaries are breathing down our necks. The comments from the prime minister’s mouth are foul and unbecoming. But in the world of politics, everything and anything goes. And the more it stinks, the more publicity it gets.

Are there no politicians in Israel who can speak nice words? For my money, Benny Gantz is the only real gentleman on the election ticket. He does not attack. He does not curse. He does not demean. He speaks softly but firmly in condemning the Prime Minister who with certainty awaits indictment.

But  make no mistake.   Bibi, Bibi…he may fail.  But Bibi will not go to jail.

Unlike Olmert and Katzav and other former politicians, Bibi (with the help of his son Yair)  will avoid going to jail. He is a conniver and knows which strings to pull in order to avoid a jail sentence.

Perhaps some judges whom he appointed to the bench will have rachmanut (pity) upon him and will sentence him to community service…perhaps cleaning up the dogs’ feces in our public parks.

He attacks Sa’ar, a respected member of his own political party. He accuses him of attempting a putsch to throw him out of office (halevai !!!) which has never been one of Sa’ar’s intentions. He attacks our media and our press and television communications of creating a “witch hunt” against him. They are only reporting the facts which the Israeli public has a right to know.

He condemns our respected Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit for pursuing cases against him, especially prior to the April elections which, no doubt, can be influenced by an early indictment.

Our national leadership is both a circus and a comedy of errors. Not since the late Menachem Begin have we had a truly honest Prime Minister. He was able to make peace with Egypt’s Anwar Sadat while Netanyahu is not able to make peace with Mahmud Abbas.

On the other hand, if Bibi did indeed go to jail, he will be provided with the best catered meals sent by Sara who has all the connections.

What has our country become? Once a land of hope and pride it has now turned into hopelessness for many and shame for most.

We have failed to provide better care to our aged, infirm and invalid population. Our health care is poor. Patients wait a long time to get a medical appointment. Hospital corridors are lined with patients’ beds because there are insufficient available rooms. The brightest of our young doctors are leaving the country to practice overseas for more lucrative salaries.  Kupat Cholim has become Kaput Cholim.

I wouldn’t send my dog to one, but would opt for a bed at Assuta.

Every morning after reading the Yisrael Hayom news, mostly dealing with the Netanyahu problem and the forthcoming elections, I have to take an extra dose of Acamol to relieve the pain and anguish.

Upon awakening and reciting the “Modeh Ani”, giving thanks to God for restoring my soul unto my body, I add a P.S. to my prayers, asking God to remove the Netanyahu clan from Jerusalem’s Balfour street and “banish” them to their luxurious villa in Caesarea, remote from the madding crowd.

We deserve better. We acknowledge Bibi’s successful activities in reaching out to African and Arab nations and leaders. He is respected by them, not for his personality, but rather for the hope of receiving material aid and military equipment from Israel.

Somehow it often seems that his commitment to foreign leaders like Donald Trump among others is stronger than his commitment to you and to me… average Israeli citizens.

Well, when all is said and done, I predict that Bibi may fail, but I prophesy that he will not go to jail.

(Regrettably).

About the Author
Esor Ben-Sorek is a retired professor of Hebrew, Biblical literature & history of Israel. Conversant in 8 languages: Hebrew, Yiddish, English, French, German, Spanish, Polish & Dutch. Very proud of being an Israeli citizen. A follower of Trumpeldor & Jabotinsky & Begin.
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