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

Seeking a new tenant for Beit Aghion.

If we take a moment to consider the political chessboard of Israel, we’ll notice that this board, often painted in stark black and white, actually has its subtleties. Yes, there are numerous nuances that, I must admit, often escape the usual oversimplification. Polarization, the buzzword of the day, has this knack for clouding what could be fertile ground for political figures with sharp vision, capable of adeptly navigating the complexities of this spectrum.

You see, this polarization sharpens the edges between groups, creating a void right in the middle of the political spectrum. And guess what? It’s precisely this void that opens up a range of opportunities for a new kind of politician. I’m talking about someone with one foot in conservatism, especially in personal and family aspects, but who, look at this, takes a liberal stance when it comes to society and worldview.

So, who’s the ideal profile to fill this gap and lead Israel in the coming years? Well, think of a chameleon, a being capable of adapting and responding to the demands of a highly fragmented electorate. This politician needs that skill to cherish conservative principles in personal life while promoting progressive policies that touch on broader social issues.

The real trick of this leadership will be building bridges, you know? Bridges between religious conservatives and the more liberal sectors of society, showing that it’s possible to reach a consensus on public life management without forcing personal values down the collective’s throat. Instead of living on the edges that divide the country, this leader will need to smooth out the divisions, prove that differences aren’t an abyss but the foundation for constructive dialogue.

So, embarking on this journey to forge this shared path, we’re not just facilitating the emergence of new leadership capable of overcoming traditional divisions. In fact, we’re laying the groundwork for a future where governance in Israel is marked by greater cohesion and effectiveness.

The idea is to create an environment where dialogue and collaboration between religious conservatives and liberals become the norm, enabling the development of more inclusive and comprehensive policies. These policies, in turn, can effectively tackle the country’s critical challenges, ensuring that no voice is left behind.

In the end, building this common path is a bet on Israel’s collective potential. It’s an invitation for all sectors of society to actively participate in redefining what it means to lead and be governed, aiming not just for short-term electoral success but for the flourishing of a more just, equitable, and prosperous society in the long term. Shall we?

About the Author
As a Brazilian, Jewish, and humanist writer, I embody a rich cultural blend that influences my worldview and actions. Six years ago, I made the significant decision to move to Israel, a journey that not only connects me to my ancestral roots but also positions me as an active participant in an ongoing dialogue between the past, present, and future. My Latin American heritage and life in Israel have instilled a deep commitment to diversity, inclusion, and justice. Through my writing, I delve into themes of authoritarianism, memory, and resistance, aiming not just to reflect on history but to actively contribute to the shaping of a more just and equitable future. My work is an invitation for reflection and action, aspiring to advance human dignity above all.
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