Netanyahu…. Take Acamol!

Is it the draft or is it the graft which is giving Prime Minister Netanyahu such a terrible headache? Perhaps he should keep a large bottle of Acamol at his bedside to relieve his pain. Xanax is also beneficial for anxiety.

A recent report stated that Netanyahu is “fighting for his life”. I assume it refers to his “political life” but even with that, I disagree.

Preliminary polls indicate that he would easily win re-election. His popularity among most Israelis seems to defy the possibility of his conviction. Attorney General Mandelblit should be prepared to suffer a loss.

Do I believe that Netanyahu is indeed guilty of the three charges brought against him?  The evidence verified by witnesses cannot be over-looked. But he is and always has been the shrewdest of our politicians and he knows how to minimize complaints and how to attack those who complain against him.

There are serious questions that need to be addressed. Should the Attorney General speed up his decision after reading the 800 pages of evidence and go for an indictment prior to the April 9th elections?

Should the indictment be brought before the court after Netanyahu wins at the election?

Can a sitting Prime Minister be tried on criminal charges while he is in office?

Our laws seem to be rather murky or at the present unable to provide answers to serious questions.

If Netanyahu were to lose in April  (which he won’t)  will he sulk and have tantrums before disappearing into political exile?  If he wins in April  (which he probably will)  can he shout “ha ha. I told you there was nothing because there was nothing”, something which has become his new mantra.

Who will be invited to his victory banquet hosted by an equally guilty Sara?  (Take an Acamol every 4 hours).

What we need to be prepared for, beginning today, is the filth, the mud-slinging, the defamation of character, the cursing, the foul language from politicians and public alike.

What we urgently need to be prepared for is, God forbid, another Yigal Amir. In by the ballot and out by the bullet. We have not yet recovered and never will from the tragic assassination of our past Prime Minister and renowned war hero, Yitzchak Rabin.

Every precaution must be taken immediately to guard Netanyahu and to prevent any harm to him.

He has been a very good politician and leader over many years. Our diplomatic relations with many countries , including the newest ones in Africa and in the Arab Gulf states, are growing and we are accepted as a giant in science and technology by the entire world.

Our economy is strong. Unemployment is almost non-existent. Supermarkets are bursting with food products. Prices are reasonable. Our military forces are strong. Our future looks bright. What more can we wish for?

Peace with the Palestinians is still far away and I believe it will remain far for many years to come. In spite of our efforts to reconcile difficulties, the Arabs of Palestine are tone deaf. They hear different sounds.

But happily they do not influence our political ambitions nor elections. There is no Israeli leader or politician on the scene who is capable in this time period to make a genuine peace with intransigent enemies.

For now, during the campaign season which promises, as always, to be bitter and hostile, Bibi is taking his Acamol at regular hours in an effort to relieve unwanted additional pain .One for the draft and three for the graft.

Sara must leave him alone and permit him to suffer in peace. His victory, for better or worse, is assured.

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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