The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
– Ezekiel 18:20, King James Version
There seems no limit to the bloodthirstiness of Netanyahu’s political rivals and people at large who buy the slander about him and hate him for it. Why do respectable news outlets and journalists cater to this primitive lust?
I understand if people dislike Netanyahu for being a capitalist, enriching the rich and impoverishing the poor – as long as they are not millionaires themselves, just trying to get his job.
I understand if people hate Netanyahu because he’s a typical politician, spinning words just to stay in power, what’s why they hate all politicians.
I understand if anarchists abhor Netanyahu because he’s part of the establishment. That’s what anarchists do.
And I understand if anti-Semites detest Netanyahu because for them he is symbolic for all Jews. He’s very proud of that.
But I do not appreciate Left-wingers who hate him because they are bad losers.
Instead of branding him the enemy, try to work with him. These Leftists are like the Arab leaders who through the generations rejected Zionism and ended up with nothing. How stupid hatred can make you.
Israeli politics is done for friends. Are your friends in the Coalition, you get perks important for your constituency. And if they are outside the Coalition you get nothing or the minimum – depending on how much power you can show at demonstrations, strikes and road blocks.
How stupid must one be not to join the Coalition and instead fill your time with foul mouthing the Prime Minister? Pathetic.
So that’s all I have to say, to denounce the Opposition?
Well, not necessarily so. I would like to see a new Israeli political culture, whereby the needs of minorities are taken into account. I still remember Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin saying that “the settlers” were only 2.5% of the electorate, so not interesting to take into account. I’m obviously not blaming the victim or justifying the murder on him – what an un-Jewish arrogance to kill somebody for disagreeing with him – but it shows how dangerous it is to delegitimize and disempower people.
But until Israeli politicians learn that losers to debates also have needs, and democracy is not a dictatorship of the majority, better be at the table than on the menu.