Lou Sandler

Herzog and the Real Threat to the Future of Israel

Ok….is it the ‘leftist’ American Jews who supported Obama; John Kerry; Abu Mazen or Herzog and the Israeli opposition who are ‘wishing destruction of (their) own country.’

I don’t know….maybe the answer is ‘E;’ all of the above. Do any of you REALLY think that Herzog wants’ to ‘destroy Israel’ or that he is ‘in bed with Abu Mazen? Do you really think that….?

I really don’t know what’s wrong with you people.

Israel is in deep trouble and struggling; Bibi is being led and controlled by an increasingly delusional and amoral Israeli Right Wing while showing the same acumen for leadership as W Bush (tho I think Netanyahu could do much better if he grew even a small spine). ‘Christian Zionists’ and Messianic Jews are giving big time funding and political power to the Israeli hard Right for their own self indulgent and equally delusional agendas which has little to do with the future and long term stability of Israel.

Abbas, of course, is finding all of this invigorating and making international speeches which, despite getting more and more bizarre, are finding an audience whether we like it or not – whether or not everybody else but us is anti-Semitic. (And, no….I am not a ‘self hating Jew;’ anti-Semitic or a ‘Muslim Sympathizer…that nonsense has to stop as well).

But the status quo absolutely cannot sustain; Israel cannot forcibly relocate all the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza; cannot put a brick wall around the entire Palestinian territories. And the Old Testament is not an historical or cartographic frameworks for the future.

It is the increasingly amoral Israeli hard Right; it is those who align with the Israeli hard Right without thinking who are the biggest threat to Israel right now; definitely not Herzog, Abu Mazen or Hamas.

You don’t have to agree with every detail but you all do need to pay attention…..

About the Author
I was born in Baltimore, MD and have since had a wide range of experiences including a year plus in Israel. I've been a progressive organizer, writer/media spokesperson, coordinator and freelance. I am a PhD level Clinical Behavioral Analyst specializing in severe behavioral need in children (and adults) and their families. I write through no ‘agenda or special interest’ other than being a passionate supporter of Israel and Israel's future.