OK. What’s Next in Our News?

Tuesday’s news told the bitter story of a promising Israeli politician and physician (another Ahmed Tibi?) who betrayed his birth land by revealing secret information to our Iranian enemies in revenge for what he alleges Israel had done to him.

And what had Israel done? Several years ago, Dr. Gonen Segev smuggled some 42,000 ecstasy drugs from Holland into Israel in boxes of chocolates. He was arrested at the airport, tried, found guilty and imprisoned and his medical license was revoked. So he fled to Nigeria following serving prison time and practiced pediatric medicine there.

Nichnas lo jook ba rosh… he got a bug into his head, and found his way to the Iranian embassy in the Nigerian capital and offered his services as a spy to Israel’s deadliest enemy.

From Nigeria he found his way to Equatorial Guinea where police arrested him and extradited him to Israel.

On our law books, the crime for treason and aiding an enemy in wartime is death by hanging. That death penalty has only been used once…the hanging of the Nazi murderer, Adolf Eichmann (may his name be erased).

People here are taking bets… will it be the death penalty or life in prison?

As a person who values life, I would choose the death penalty as an example to future possible traitors. Life in Israeli prisons is not totally intolerable. Good meals, television, no torture, and a dimmed hope for a possible presidential reduction of sentence one day long in the future. He can keep dreaming. It will never be ! And if, at age 62, he is given life imprisonment, he will die in his prison cell. Insh’Allah.

Next in our national exciting news was Wednesday’s hoped-for indictment of Sara Netanyahu, the disgraced and disgraceful wife of our not-so-innocent prime minister who himself is facing indictment on a series of charges which Attorney General Mandelblit will put forward.

But Sara is lucky. She “stole” 399,000 shekels from our treasury ($100,000 U.S. dollars) to buy extravagant cooked meals for the official residence, among other illegal expenses.

She obviously will not go to prison but she should be required to pay the amount she stole back to the government and she will receive a criminal record to haunt her all the days of her cheating life.

And if her husband, our Prime Minister Bibi, is eventually indicted on several charges brought against him by state’s witnesses,. perhaps the two of them could share a cell together…all in the name of permitted conjugal relations.

What sad tales of woe! National figures who have disgraced themselves and have brought dishonor to the country and people whom they serve. And bets are still being taken. Will Bibi be re-elected?

In today’s news, a bit of happier events. Bibi’s recommendation for the appointment of his associate, Yuval Steinitz, Minister of National Infrastructure, Water and Energy, to the post of Head of the Sochnut (the Jewish Agency) was unanimously rejected by the120 members of the Board. Another loss for Bibi.

In the Boards’ unanimous decision was their choice of Bibi’s political “enemy”, Yitzchak Herzog, leader of the opposition party in the Knesset.

Herzog comes from distinguished blood lines. His father was a former President of the State of Israel and his grandfather was a respected Chief Rabbi of Israel. There are no scandals in the Herzog family.

That’s the current news from our part of the world. What’s next?

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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