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Israeli Dystopia

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For a couple of weeks I cannot find the words to write, simply because our reality and the future of the State of Israel is bleak.

Last night, Hamas released a video in which it announced the death of four more hostages, who it claims were killed by IDF fire. Earlier that day, Hamas spokesman in Doha announced that at least 60 hostages have been killed since October 7th in Gaza. And it is clear that this government and its members are not moved by the death of hostages.

It is not the 150,000 Hezbollah missiles aimed at Israel, it’s not Hamas terror attacks and thousands of terrorists, it’s not the hundreds of thousands of Israeli refugees who are away from their homes for 5 months now and do not know when they will return. All of these are actual threats to any normal country. But they are not the main threat facing Israel.

In reality, all Israeli institutions and systems have been run down in the last 15 years deliberately. All the people appointed for official positions are from the right-wing, who serve an agenda (for example the state auditor who allegedly avoids reporting facts about the prime minister) who work to transfer our taxes to the settlements and to the ultra-Orthodox, while every settler family Or Haredim has on average 6+ children. This country has no chance of survival.

The sooner people understand this, the easier they can move on. Because there is nothing for us here. Many started thinking about it even before October 7, when they thought they had a security system to keep them safe.

But on October 7 we learned that the security system isn’t capable of protecting Israeli citizens. Since then, we also learned that our elected officials will not do everything to protect the lives of citizens, nor will they do everything in their power to reach an agreement to release its citizens from the hands of a terrorist organization.

In such a reality, who would want to send his children to serve in an army following the orders of Netanyahu and Ben-Gvir? I don’t. There are hundreds of thousands, if not millions of Israelis who think in a similar way.

The only chance for the State of Israel to survive, maybe a 10% chance, to be pulled out of this swamp Netanyahu and company got us into is to overthrow the government and replace it with a government without the ultra-Orthodox and settlers. But the chances of that happening are slim. Not only because of demographics as described earlier (6.2 children per family), but also thanks to the Israeli media. The media which is supposed to reveal the true picture to the public, cooperate with the messages from the government and its agents, and avoids presenting the severity of the situation to the Israeli public, thereby blinding the eyes of the public.

  1. The executive branch actively works against public interest and is careless for the lives of its citizens.
  2. The law enforcement system serves the executive branch in its efforts to violently suppress demonstrations against it, even using violence even against families of Israeli hostages.
  3. The judiciary system has been stripped of its power and authority after years of attacks from the right wing. Even the Supreme Court is becoming a rubber stamp for the executive branch, censoring itself and avoids making decisions that will put it in conflict with the current government. 
  4. The security system and the army has proven incapable of protecting the Israeli citizens. In the past several years, we mostly saw army officers trying to gain experience that will take them next to be a founder of a tech company and sell it or to make corrupt relations for the purpose of selling arms across the world.
  5. And the “fourth authority”, the media, which promotes the message of the current government, with a short-term mindset that this government will not harm their economic interests. In reality, the political elements in power have been attacking the media for years, and they will destroy “free media” at first opportunity.

There is nothing currently functioning properly in Israel. Nothing. Everything has been corrupted and degenerated in the last 15 years.

In such a situation, it is very difficult to see the light that will lead our state on a new path.

About the Author
Attorney, former communications director for the Israeli government, lobbyist, strategy, former reporter for Galei Tzahal and Haaretz, former Shaliach to the US, CEO of The Israeli TV & Film Producers Association, Campaign manger for several parties and incumbents. Led several social causes, organizations, causes and unions. Life long volunteer and student.
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