Work at not needing approval from anyone and you will be free to be who you really are.
— Rabbi Nachman of Breslov
King Bibi has been elected prime minister of Israel four times, matching David Ben-Gurion for most premierships, and he is the only prime minister in Israel’s history to have been elected three times in a row. These heights are seldom scaled, and it is no wonder that current prime minister of Israel since 2009 is now being compared with David Ben-Gurion. He is one of the best orators I have ever heard online and on television, in my lifetime, although my first introduction to Israel was the dreaded concentration camp, KZ Dachau in South Germany and Buchenwald. This is where the thought of a vegan, humane world came to my mind. What the world often underestimated was his ability to collaborate for trade with other countries, think out of the box, innovate and try to support reforms in a continent that is known to be notoriously orthodox.
Year 2003 saw Israel suffering from its worst economic recession since its foundation. The economic reform program embarked on by the state of Israel in 2003 continues to reduce the budget (as well as taxes) further and streamline the economy. This too is one of Bibi’s key achievements. What we also witnessed with him at the helm is country’s booming high-tech sector. Today the State of Israel is the most progressive state when it comes to technology, entrepreneurship and innovation. Much credit goes to him although, he is seldom mentioned in those achievements. It might be easy to transform an economy in a country with a lesser population, but obstacles are many and these obstacles start right with having the best brains around and making those brains work positively in the right direction. Bibi did exactly that.
Now, if Bibi achieves Europe-style, Scandinavia-style or America-style social reforms, he would instantly become one of the biggest names in the history of this world. With reforms I don’t mean the right to eat bacon, for example. By reforms I mean efforts to create world’s first vegan state, efforts to get gender equality in a continent dominated by gender biased frameworks where men and women suffer alike and reforms to create social security in a continent where few know what it means and how important it is. There is a long and difficult way for every achiever and considering Bibi’s achievements, nothing seems impossible.
One can boast, set an agenda, provide key objectives but achieve almost nothing. This is where King Bibi is different. The current status of the Israeli economy, its diplomatic leverage and growing friendly links around the world reflect the cumulative result of the glorious Netanyahu era, the most transformative phase of the Israeli economy. The way the Israeli prime minister has shaped the circumstances of his country is an inspiration for others.
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