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

Israel is immensely larger than Netanyahu

Kibbutz Maoz Haim
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In the profound silence, I hear the secrets of ages past. Maoz Haim, established in 1936, is a testament to that history—a land where the ticking of clocks has witnessed generations birthed and faded, yet the spirit of the soil remains steadfast. Beneath our feet, tales of tenacity echo, stories of pioneers who dreamt of a haven and sculpted it into existence with their very hands, sweat, and unyielding spirit.

The Israel I hold close to my heart is a vast tapestry of diverse landscapes, cultures, and histories. From the golden city of Jerusalem, rich in spiritual heritage, to the rolling hills of Galilee; from the serene shores of the Dead Sea to the bustling markets of Haifa, Israel is a pulsing nexus of memories and aspirations. Amidst its many contradictions, it stands as a testament to the timeless dance between what once was and what’s yet to come. Political leaders, they’re but fleeting shadows, momentary clouds across an eternal Israeli sky.

Yet for the true potential of Israel to shine brightly, there is an urgent need to bring about change in its leadership, to ensure that those at the helm truly represent the spirit and aspirations of its people. The sooner we usher in this change, the better for the nation’s future.

The salty kiss of the Mediterranean mingles with the comforting aromas of diverse Israeli cuisines, awakening nostalgia wherever you tread. The air here, laden with tales from epochs gone by, draws me in, beckoning closer. Each breath feels like an intimate embrace with the soul of this nation.

Netanyahu? Merely a brief chapter in an epic still unfolding. This land has stood as silent observer to pharaohs and emperors, to kings and presidents. Their footprints fade with time, but Israel’s spirit remains, resilient and vibrant, like the desert flowers after a rare rain.

The impartial hand of history may pen but a footnote for Netanyahu’s far-right ensemble, casting a shadow over Israel’s luminous chronicle. For history, with its discerning gaze, relegates the ineffectual to the margins of its grand narrative.

To me, Israel is not just a place but a living tapestry. Each thread weaves its own tale, together forming an ever-evolving masterpiece. No single leader, no matter their influence, can lay claim to being its sole architect.

The essence of Israel thrives in its homes, its animated streets, in the unspoken words exchanged in passing glances, and in the fervent rhythm of its daily life across all its cities and settlements. It’s a land birthed from dreams, nurtured by aspirations, and driven by an undying spirit.

Truly, Israel’s reach extends far beyond any individual leader. It’s a nation whose borders are as limitless as the passions that ignite its very soul.

About the Author
As a Brazilian, Jewish, and humanist writer, I embody a rich cultural blend that influences my worldview and actions. Six years ago, I made the significant decision to move to Israel, a journey that not only connects me to my ancestral roots but also positions me as an active participant in an ongoing dialogue between the past, present, and future. My Latin American heritage and life in Israel have instilled a deep commitment to diversity, inclusion, and justice. Through my writing, I delve into themes of authoritarianism, memory, and resistance, aiming not just to reflect on history but to actively contribute to the shaping of a more just and equitable future. My work is an invitation for reflection and action, aspiring to advance human dignity above all.
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