The status quo is already a compromise between Judaism and equality
No to attempts by the government to throw out the High Court’s power.
A ‘compromise’ just means less democracy. The situation is already shaky.
No more salami slice tactics. We need more democracy, not less.
NB: Our Declaration of Independence promises: “complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex.” That is the definition of democracy, for those who don’t know.
Don’t fall for the manipulation that no to a ‘compromise’ is extremist and unreasonable. It’s also not a compromise not to kill you now but in a week.
The only change we need is new elections to see the present coalition become opposition for the next 100 years.
The right could still swallow its pride and become part of a unity team.
But the bigots must be excommunicated from the Knesset and politics.
Hatred is not an opinion. Anti-democrats have no place in a democracy.
NB: This is not personal. This is against policy, not against people.
Power Where Power is Due
Power to the People. Don’t naively believe in ‘reasonable compromises.’
Don’t take people who differ as enemies. Most of them are just naïve, good people, sometimes a bit swayed by a little greed. Win them over!
Persuasion of most people goes by listening, not by preaching at them.
Even the financial world is against it. Everyone is for it except the Israelis.
Actually, the left and center are now also fighting for the right! How so? 1. Most people are conservative to keep their excess money. But the legal overhaul plans threaten to destroy Israel’s financial paradise. 2. And once the non-right is in the majority (after the next elections), the right would not want all its hobby horses destroyed with a simple 61-vote majority.
Also approach fellow activists who seem very different from you and ask what they think. Get acquainted. Break down the barriers. Get connected. We’ve almost the whole spectrum: very worried Queers, reasonable Lukid-niks, marginalized Muslim Israelis, strong feminists, and woke extremists.
I thank Netanyahu for mobilizing and uniting the center-left.
No one can repair all of the mess, but united, we can accomplish anything.
And there is always a tiny bit that we can do that’s more than nothing.
There never was a better day than today for becoming a social activist.