Esor Ben-Sorek

Locked-down or Locked-up?

On the verge of a second drastic wave of the deadly corona virus, too many of our citizens have ignored the warnings of large gatherings and social distancing.

Our beaches are already over-crowded with sun-bathers, swimmers, surfers and on-lookers… groups of the idiotic who challenge the corona angel of death to find them.

Police scan beaches but to what avail? There are thousands of violators and insufficient enforcement.

If another lock-down is mandated, the violators…all of them… should be locked up. Our prisons will hold more live bodies than those in our under-staffed hospitals.

A member of my family in Ramat HaSharon commented to me today that Israel and the United States have one thing in common: both countries are governed by morons. The sole difference being that the American moron has few brains and too much idiotic remarks while the Israeli moron has very good brains, excellent vocabulary and very devious behavior.

Those of us who think that Netanyahu the current prime minister, will violate his promise to Gantz the current alternate prime minister, to vacate his seat at the end of 18 months in an agreed upon coalition are sadly in the majority.

Netanyahu’s promises are frequently broken and his word is not always his word. Sara and Yair aid him in his choice of vocabulary. Two very poor examples of any truth.

When a leader breaks his solemn promise under oath to another member of government for any reason other than death or incapacity he should be locked-up.

In the immediate case of Netanyahu’s seat as head of Likud and big chief of our country, he will soon be locked up in a prison somewhere in Israel for the declared guilt of his criminal activities and corruption.

He will not be (but hopefully the last) the only leader of the nation who has been imprisoned for grievous faults. President Katzav raped several women. Netanyahu is raping the country.

Before we find a successful vaccine to the deadly pandemic it is incumbent on our scientists to create a vaccine that will put an end to vicious speech. There must not be public racism in Israel !

A second lock-down in the face of a probable second corona wave must be avoided in any and every way possible.

Our economy is suffering. Our merchants are suffering. Our businesses are suffering. Our citizens are suffering.

Is the prime minister deaf and blind to the many thousands of protestors who stand in their numbers in front of the prime minister’s official residence? Does he not read the messages on their placards?

Our parks, not only in Rabin square but across the nation, are jammed with angry protestors seeking the end of the corrupt Netanyahu regime.

Will it be another French-style revolution minus the lack of the guillotine? The citizens of Israel are angry and their anger is over-boiling. Where will it lead?

Recalling the assassination of a previous prime minister, Yitzchak Rabin, I tremble with dread to think of another murder. The prime minister can be forced by vote and by vox populi (the loud voice of the public) to stand down but never never never should he be physically harmed.

In past years, his brilliance has been well known by leaders in many countries of the world. His reputation as an orator comes close to that of Abba Eban, our first spokesman after independence.

But unlike Eban’s gentility and sincerity, Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech has no comparison.

He must not dare to declare another lock-down. Our people have suffered far too much. It must cease.

We are a nation of scholars and scientists. They must find a way to dispel another wave of the corona virus but not a way at the expense of our suffering citizens.

A proposed lock-down must, without any hesitation, become a lock-up upon all those who violate our regulations which aid greatly in the prevention of disease and of death.

At our beautiful beaches with wonderful waves, the sea, rivers and ocean are for the fish to swim.

Not for our bathers. At least, not at this time nor until our lives are no longer in danger.

About the Author
Esor Ben-Sorek is a retired professor of Hebrew, Biblical literature & history of Israel. Conversant in 8 languages: Hebrew, Yiddish, English, French, German, Spanish, Polish & Dutch. Very proud of being an Israeli citizen. A follower of Trumpeldor & Jabotinsky & Begin.
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