A left-wing Jew, a centrist Jew, a right-wing Jew, and a Muslim step into a bar …
What unites these strange bedfellows? Hatred.
1. They all hate Netanyahu. Some because they are on the left, some because they were unsuccessful in stabbing him in the back.
2. Homosexuals can wait. They are only 5% of the population. They’re used to being under the bus. The public supports them — that’s enough.
When Bibi returns strong enough after this hate fest, he won’t need the ultra-Orthodox anymore and he will make Gay-friendly Atheist-friendly legislation. So much for being right-wing.
3. Disdain for the People. We wanted Miriam Peretz to be the first female president and finally someone who’s not Ashkenazi and not a politician. N.B.: the function is largely ceremonial. No, the specialists and politicians knew better. Yesterday, they chose yet another president more of the same. Let’s not overlook that 75% of the Members of Knesset are male too. If that’s any indication, the new coalition will not serve the People.
This ‘Change’ shange will be a caretaker government. It won’t be able to do anything that has no total consensus. It’s a joke. We already had a demissionary cabinet. What do we need a second one for?
The only good that will come from it will be its ineptness and the revelation that these ‘passionate’ principle defenders are neither.
Shared hatred is no basis to unite. It’s even weaker than joint fear. This coalition won’t last. Then, Bibi will return stronger than ever and deliver.
Gantz should have stuck with Bibi. Since when are resentments important when the stakes are so high? And Bibi should have been an ally the Bedouin voters, at least since I wrote that. Now, they found someone else.