TRUMP Made a Promise. Bibi Should Follow

In a very recent question, Donald Trump asked “What would I do if I lose the election?” and one of his own replies stunned the American public’s pros and cons.

He answered his own question by stating “I might even leave America.” One of his non-admirers responded with one word. “Promise?”

And if he kept his word where would he go? Israel likes him but would not welcome him with open arms. He is a trouble-maker. We have too many of our own. No need for more.

Now Israelis may wonder if Bibi would follow his admirer’s statement. If Bibi hopefully loses the next election where would he go?

Probably to America where the foolish Jewish communities of AIPAC would make him feel welcome. But if Bibi had to flee our country in shame, it should be on a condition that he can return only to stand trial for his crimes. Don’t worry. It will never happen. Once he leaves Israel he will only be returned for a burial.

Foolish statements from two foolish leaders. Foolish threats/promises which can not be realized, regrettably. Both America and Israel would breathe easier if their present leaders left forever.

If Trump kept his promise to leave, he might leave his wife and family behind. Bibi does not have such a luxury. He is tied hands, ankles and mouth by Sara and can go nowhere without her except to his grave.

It amuses me to read Trump’s “threat” in the event of a loss. Is he at such a low rating now that he fears he might lose the 3 November election? It might be good for America but a great loss and tragedy for Israel.

He is the most pro-Israel president in America’s history of presidents. Biden is less a fan of Israel and his selected running mate as vice-president, Kamala Harris, although married to a Jewish man, prominent California lawyer Douglas Emhoff, she is not a friendly supporter of Israel. We Israelis would lose much in a Democrat victory.

With all of Trump’s many faults, his devotion to Israel is remarkable. We pray for his victory. We need him to win.

The American elections are only a few days away and Israelis will be glued to the television results.

It has been reported that in the event of a Trump loss he will refuse to acknowledge it and will refuse to vacate the White House. What will the Democrats then do? Can they require the capitol police to enter the White House and remove Trump in handcuffs?

Such a frightening thought would be the first time in America’s history that a president must be forcibly evicted from the White House. It cannot happen.

With the shame and disgrace his presidency has endured by most of the world’s leaders, such an act would drag America into the lowest levels of respect.

Politics is the one profession to which I would never had wanted to aspire. It is bathed in filth, lies, dishonesty and broken promises and erodes the faith which citizens must have in their elected leaders.

Binyamin Netanyahu is a classic example of the above statement. While he began his political life on the right feet, he is about to end it as a cripple. And as his popularity wanes among our voters, no doubt many of his own Likud party members will disavow him in order to save their party’s remnants and to save the seats in the Knesset which they have kept warm for too long.

Koheleth (Ecclesiastes) stated it perfectly: “there is a time to be born and a time to die”. In modern Hebrew: “yesh zman lihiyot gibor v’yesh zman lihiyot kishalon”—there is a time to be a hero and there is a time to be a failure. Bibi Netanyahu was once our hero; now he is a failure and a disgrace.

“Zman lavo v’zman lalechet”—a time to come and a time to go. He came and now he must go.

Surely Trump will never leave America except only to visit in other countries. Hopefully, Bibi will leave Israel to save face. More hopefully not to return.

As the hundreds of signs held high by the tens of thousands of our protesters read… “Lech !” GO !

Bibi and company should follow their advice.

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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