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

Peace is not a dream; it is hard work, and there is nothing naive about it

As an Israeli who has lived long enough to understand the nuances of our society, I see that Netanyahu is not fighting for us but for his political survival. Under his leadership, Israel, now home to 9 million Israelis, has become a stage where the play of personal power overshadows the actual needs of the people.

Living alongside the 2 million Palestinians in Gaza and the 3 million in the territories, it’s evident to me that no one is leaving. We are all here to stay, facing the reality that we must find a way to coexist with respect and dignity.

Under this government, I feel Israel plunging deeper into an abyss of division and despair. Netanyahu, in his relentless pursuit of power, has lost sight of the proper role of a leader: to serve the people.

The fight against forces like Hamas, instead of uniting us for a common purpose, reflects the internal shortcomings of the country under Netanyahu’s leadership. This battle, instead of strengthening us, reveals an administration that has strayed from its moral and political path.

As we complete another orbit around the sun, I nourish the hope for significant change in Israel. I aspire that, when we finish this cycle, we will find a renewed Israel, free from the shadows left by Netanyahu and his government.

I wish for a future where the voice of our people, all our people, is strong and clear. I yearn for an Israel where leadership addresses the actual needs of all its inhabitants.

I envision a nation where unity prevails over the division caused by racist nationalists, opportunistic religious leaders, and the oligarchy surrounding the Netanyahu family. I dream of a country where differences are strengths, not sources of conflict.

I long for a future where Israel’s security comes from understanding and cooperation, not fear and distrust. Where true strength is wisdom and collaboration.

I desire an Israel where education and culture are the foundations of our society, not tools in the hands of politicians—a place where art and science freely thrive.

I aspire to a country where health and well-being are fundamental for everyone. A home where every person residing here, Israeli or not, has access to quality medical care without distinction or exclusion.

I dream of an Israel where respect for the environment is essential, guiding our policies toward a sustainable future.

I hope for a day when peace with our neighbors is based on mutual respect and understanding—a future where Israel is an example of harmony and cooperation.

I wish for a time when social justice is the country’s pillar. Equity and equality are more than words but realities lived by every inhabitant of Israel.

I dream of an Israel where freedom of expression is sacred, where every voice is valued and respected—a place where dialogue and debate are the foundations of our democracy.

I imagine a country where wealth is shared, where prosperity comes from collective work and innovation, not favoritism and exploitation.

I hope for a time when human dignity is of the highest value. A future where every inhabitant of Israel lives with pride and dignity.

I yearn for a day when the children of Israel grow up in a world full of opportunities, free from fear and uncertainty.

I dream of an Israel where the past teaches, not imprisons—a place where history inspires a better future.

I imagine a country where every step towards the future is a step towards peace, prosperity, and mutual respect. An Israel that is indeed the land of freedom and hope.

The thousands of dead on both sides of the border must be remembered as the last of a dark period. If we are unable to turn the page, Israel will have no future as a democratic nation, as a nation of the righteous. It will not be tomorrow, as the wounds still hurt, but we need leaders who know how to heal, not inflict more pain.

I hope that, as we complete another orbit around the sun, we can look back and see that we have left the dark era of Netanyahu and his group behind. May we, at this same point in the universe, be in a better, fairer, and more united place.

P.S.- This title is a quote from Aaron David Gordon, a prominent Zionist thinker and philosopher

About the Author
Gil Mildar is a 60-year-old Brazilian who made Aliyah a few years ago. He holds a Law degree from the Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos in Brazil and a postgraduate degree in Marketing from the Universidad de Belgrano in Argentina. Over the years, he has had the opportunity to work in Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, and now Israel. For the past 30 years, his focus has been on marketing projects in Latin America.
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