Three days left to end our national insanity

In his most recent outrage, the soon to be indicted prime minister has vehemently lashed out against Benny Gantz’ Blue-and-White party for a proposed intention of forming a minority government.

With only three days left for Gantz to form a government before he must surrender the mandate to President Rivlin, Bibi Netanyahu has gone mad. Like a dog with rabies whose mouths show their ferocious danger, Netanyahu substitutes rabies for his bloc of rabbis.

In his attack against the idea of a government with Arabs whom he accuses of being traitors and supporters of terrorism he declared that “a government with Arab parties is an existential threat to Israel”, despite that the Arab Joint List is an accepted member of the Knesset.

He crucifies the Blue-and-White party’s plan for a minority government with the support of Arabs whom he accused of “supporting terror groups that attack Israel and who frequently call IDF soldiers murderers.

For their part, members of the Joint List correctly accuse Netanyahu of inciting violence against them which could lead to future political assassination in the style of the late Rabin assassination.

Both Ayman Odeh, leader of the Arab Joint List, and Dr. Ahmed Tibi have received numerous death threats. Odeh has formally asked the Knesset to provide him with a bodyguard.

Tibi has officially called upon President Rivlin and Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit to take a firm stance and immediate action against incitement and death threats, many which he has received.

We are living in the State of Insanity. What has happened to the State of Israel?

Critics of Netanyahu are correct in their remarks that Netanyahu is interested more in Netanyahu than in current state of national affairs. He calls Gantz’s proposal “absurd” and “insane”. But the insanity which we now experience is the fault of only one person, Sara’s husband the prime-minister !

Sane countries have limitation of terms which a political leader may have. In the USA, two rotations are allowed, a total of eight years. In Israel, we have no limitation and a leader like Netanyahu, unfortunately, could occupy his seat for his lifetime. (May God Almighty prevent).

This is the danger in our government, not our Arab citizens and their political representatives. Obviously, their main interest is for the betterment of the Arab population. Not unlike our ultra-orthodox Jewish members of the Knesset whose interest lies mainly in the benefits they can get for their yeshivot and their personal pockets.

God apparently has three days left in which to call upon Eliyahu the prophet to announce the arrival of the long-awaited messiah.

But the prophet would become so upset and so disappointed that his message would fail to be heard by the Netanyahu followers, he would take to drinking in advance of his Pesach visitations in order to drown his anguish.

It is said that Eliyahu ascended to heaven in a fiery chariot. In order to end our national insanity, I am making a request that the prophet take Bibi up with him in his chariot and depositing him somewhere unknown to the peace-loving and tolerant Israeli Jewish public.

If Netanyahu had compromised with Gantz to reduce his bloc which includes the religious zealots, the Likud, Liberman and Blue-and-White would have successfully formed a working coalition government.

Sadly, Bibi’s wife who pulls the strings to which he dances, does not permit him to compromise. She prefers Jerusalem to her home in Caesarea.

But where will she live if and when her husband is sentenced to a prison term?

End the national insanity. We have only three days left.

About the Author
Esor Ben-Sorek is a retired professor of Hebrew, Biblical literature & history of Israel. Conversant in 8 languages: Hebrew, Yiddish, English, French, German, Spanish, Polish & Dutch. Very proud of being an Israeli citizen. A follower of Trumpeldor & Jabotinsky & Begin.
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