Jack Molad

Standing by our choice in Government

The current disapproval of the new government and its judicial reform comes too late for making a change. Israelis voted for this government as a result of the previous government’s slow reaction to terrorism. What the Israelis may not have expected is to wind up with a new government which went too far to the right.

Demonstrations against the new government have become more focused on toppling the government than judicial change. Netanyahu, trying to reach a majority block by all means necessary, apparently overlooked the danger of going too far in support of the settler’s community. As demonstrations increase, disrupting movements in cities across Israel, the protesters sense of power increases and lead to growing numbers.

Meanwhile, the leaders of the opposition did not waste any time blaming Netanyahu’s government for destroying Israel’s democracy. Israelis who realized that the government went too far joined forces with opposition leaders to topple the new government. Unfortunately for the opposition, a democratic election already took place, and a new government was formed.

Attempting to reverse a legitimate election outcome is not practical and may have far reaching consequences, such that Israel never experienced in its short history. Hopefully, the opposition will soon understand that their drive to topple the government is misguided and may bring disastrous consequences. Best to let this government function with the hope that it can reign in some of its members at the root of all this tension.

Jack Molad

About the Author
Jack Molad was born in Tel Aviv in 1930 during the British Mandate period and fought with the Haganah. Jack set out for the United States to spread Israeli tradition to Jews in the US. He achieved a masters degree at Saint Louis University and established Hebrew programs for traditional Jewish youth in Saint Louis, Omaha, and Dallas. Jack also founded and led Teen Tours, a summer program in Israel for traditional Jewish teens to experience Israel. Jack returned to Jerusalem in 2021, where he resides with many of his children and grandchildren.
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