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

Spectacle of the absurd

In the streets of Israel, this land saturated with history, unfolds a comedy of errors, a theater of the absurd. I am an Israeli, both spectator and critic of this political circus. I observe cynically – not by choice, but out of necessity – as the plot thickens at every corner.

Center stage, we have Ben Gvir. Ah, Ben Gvir, the embodiment of irony in our political drama. He is what happens when drama turns into farce, a morbid reminder that in politics, the ridiculous often dons the cloak of power. He ascends like a firework, bright but dangerous, a distorted reflection of the society that created him.

This rise illustrates how easily the line between extremism and mainstream is blurred. The current global scene applauds the radical at the expense of the rational, and Israel is not immune to this trend. Ben Gvir is not an anomaly; he is a symptom.

Then, turn the camera to the ISIS-Hamas conflict. Here, the absurdity and irony continue. ISIS, with its history of brutality, pointing fingers at Hamas? It’s the classic case of the pot calling the kettle black. They share more than they’d like to admit, united in the universal language of hatred.

This is where the tragicomedy turns into a horror drama. The enemy of my enemy in Israel? Well, it’s just another enemy. The cycle of hatred and violence feeds itself, and we Israelis are forced to swallow this bitter reality daily.

Dialogue, peaceful resolution, becomes a bad joke in the face of such intransigence. The belief in the possibility of a peaceful resolution sounds almost naive, a daydream amidst the chaos.

The dispute between ISIS and Hamas? It’s just the tip of the iceberg. A small scene in a more significant act, which is the eternal drama of the Middle East. A region where easy solutions are mirages and reality is a labyrinth of complexities and contradictions.

In this scenario, Ben Gvir is more than a character. He is a mirror reflecting the disturbing trends of our time. His rise is not an isolated event but part of a more significant movement, a sign of our tumultuous times.

We navigate a sea of extremism, where the waters are murky and full of hidden dangers. The quest for honest answers is a difficult journey, a challenge that tests the resilience of our society.

The outcome of this saga is uncertain. We are in a chess game where the pawns are real, and the stakes are profound. And amidst all this, Israel finds itself at a crossroads, a critical point where the decisions made today will echo for generations.

Thus, as we grapple with the shadows of Ben Gvir and the specter of the ISIS-Hamas conflict, we must ask ourselves: what kind of future are we building? This question goes beyond politics; it concerns national identity and human character.

In this theater of the absurd, each Israeli citizen is both an actor and an audience. We are part of the unfolding story and, at the same time, witnesses to our narrative. It’s an uncomfortable position but inescapable.

And so, we continue, navigating the turbulent waters of our reality, hoping that somewhere ahead, there’s a safe harbor, a place where sanity and peace can prevail over chaos and extremism. It’s a faint hope, but it’s all we have.

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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