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

Lapid is right.

Yair Lapid, far from any divine aura, walks among us Israelis, carrying the clarity and responsibility that come with his role as the opposition leader. He presents himself not as an elevated being but as someone endowed with critical access to information, placing him on equal footing with figures like Bibi, both privy to a deep understanding of the complex challenges and realities our country faces. Lapid’s voice, expressing concerns about the need to expand our army, arises not from a vacuum but from a position of privileged information and a sense of preparation for what is to come.

Lapid’s call to bolster the ranks of our armed forces reflects prudence, born from the realization that Israel’s survival in an unpredictable world is not a question of “if” but “when.” He argues that unity and inclusiveness are essential to readying the country to face future threats. “Not after what happened to us,” he invokes, appealing to our collective memory and the harsh lessons of history. Lapid transcends political divisions, appealing to a more profound truth: Israel’s security is a burden we must all bear together, a responsibility that transcends partisan lines.

When he insists that “we cannot fill the streets with ‘We Will Win Together’ if we do not enlist together,” Lapid calls for more than just military service; he is summoning national unity. He recognizes that Israel’s true strength lies in our collective ability to come together in the face of challenges, to mobilize as a nation to protect what is precious to us. Therefore, when he speaks, doing so as an informed and concerned leader, we must listen, regardless of our political leanings. Lapid reminds us that Israel’s continuity and flourishing depend on our ability to act as a single body, ready to face together the challenges that the future holds.

P.S. I invite you all to escape with me to, where the mundane transforms and the ordinary becomes extraordinary through my brother-in-law’s lens. It’s fascinating how, even from a distance, his photographs have the power to dopamine us, offering a visual refuge amidst the turmoil surrounding us. There’s something deeply comforting about diving into these images, feeling the emotions that spill from the computer screen, and allowing us if only for moments, to forget what’s to come. Come and see the magic in each click, captured and kindly shared by him.

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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