Political Prostitution… Once Again

A friend in America has sent me an article which appeared in his local newspaper: “Netanyahu has appointed Israel’s equivalent of the Ku Klux Klan to join his government”.

Simply sickening!!!

Meir Kahane was prohibited for some time to enter the Knesset. When he finally succeeded in getting one seat, whenever he approached the podium to speak the entire members of the Knesset would walk out leaving only a typist to record his hateful words.

The Kach party which he founded and led was immediately declared a Jewish terrorist organization.

Kahane was assassinated, but the hatred he spewed still continues among his sick-minded followers.

Our Arab citizens were born in Israel, whereas the Kahanists, like Kahane himself, were mainly born in America and came to Israel as immigrants with the dastardly purpose of deporting Arab-Israeli-born citizens from our/their country.

In the days when Binyamin Netanyahu had a functioning brain and a caring heart, he denounced Kach and the Kahanists, repeating the fact that they were considered terrorists. Jewish terrorists or Arab terrorists makes no difference. Both are devoted to the aim of harming and killing the other.

Now, when Netanyahu is fearful of the growth of an anti-Likud government led, hopefully, by the union of Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid (God’s blessings upon them), he has committed political prostitution.

Acting like a whore, he has made room in his bed for those whom he once denounced. He fears losing the seat that he has kept warm for too many years and so he has chosen to make an alliance with the Kahanists in order to gain more seats for his future coalition.

In a past national election he urged voters to come out and vote for his party, Likud. He frightened them with his false claim that “the Arabs are coming in droves”.

The best thing that could happen for Israel and for all its citizens, Jews and non-Jews, is indeed for Arab voters to come to the polling stations in droves, by the thousands or tens of thousands, in a unified effort to depose Netanyahu and the Likud majority.

I truly hope that our distinguished Arab-Israeli journalist for the JERUSALEM POST, Khaled Abu Toameh, will use the power of his pen to encourage Israeli Arabs to vote, hopefully for the Jewish Resilience party headed by proposed Prime Minister Benny Gantz together with his proposed Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on a rotation basis.

Their victory at the polls will cleanse Israel of the political prostitution which we are now witnessing. It will be a glorious victory for every Jew, Arab, Druze and Christian who live among us and who hope for better living conditions and a path leading to the road for an Israeli-Palestinian accord.

I cannot recall previous primaries or elections which have been addressed with such hatred, animosity, and lies.

Today a frightened, nervous and sweating Netanyahu declared that the Gantz-Lapid victory would destroy Israel’s economy and would endanger safety and security.

He made the laughable statement that with himself as Prime Minister Israelis do not fear getting on a bus or entering a restaurant. But truthfully, while he has been our Prime Minister, terrorists did in fact commit wanton murders both on buses and in restaurants and cafes.

Bibi is frightened that he may lose his position. Halevai ! Im yirtzeh Hashem. Insh’Allah.

Tell Sara to start packing.

During the American war with Vietnam it was recorded that hundreds, perhaps thousands, of young American men burnt their draft cards as a sign of protest against the war.

Maybe we too should unite in protest by burning our teudot zehut.. our national ID cards.

If we say nothing, if we do nothing, we are as guilty as those political prostitutes.

That is not Zionism. That is not Judaism. That is not decency. That is not the way of our beloved Israel

. On April 9, change our government for the better.

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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