In my comprehensive blog post: ‘Lies and Truths about the judicial power grab attempts by the Israeli government,’ I stress that we need to counter wrong ideas, not ‘wrong people.’ I changed my mind on a couple of them.
Going after ministers Ben Gvir and Smotrich would unite the Israeli public and Knesset as nothing else. Across almost every divide, people are sick and tired of and deeply embarrassed about their lack of care, respect, and decency regarding Muslims, Gentiles, women, and LGBTQs.
Not everyone is equally charmed by egalitarianism. Yet, we all dislike the rude bigotry and provocations by these two gentlemen and their party.
The decent dwellers want them out. Let’s make almost everyone happy and brand them for what they are: anti-democrats we want to leave.
Only, don’t chase them in public, in the street, at their homes. We don’t want to enable them to play the victim card, and it’s also unbecoming. Let’s unite to push out the bigots and so improve our decent democracy.
Let’s do what our High Court did not do. Declare them unfit and unkosher.
There is way too much negativity in the news, trying to make us upset and frantic followers of the next reports. However, bigots don’t disappear by ignoring them. Going after them is not destructive; it’s nicely constructive.
In unrelated news about people, more proof is coming in it always was a false myth (as we suspected) that the Palestinian Authority Chairman was “too weak to stop terrorists.” After repeatedly stopping free elections, the PA strongman is now conducting a worldwide, thorough purge of the PA.