It is well known that Israel has, what US politicians call euphemistically, a vibrant democracy. Jewish Members of Knesset calling each other Nazis, Arab Muslims and ultra-left wing Israeli Jews calling the Israeli army a bunch of murderers and right-wingers wishing that all Muslims and left-wingers would leave the Jewish State.
What is totally new is this new surprising alliance, just in the run-up to our national elections, between the ultra-right and the ultra-left.
Who could have predicted this?
They finally realized that they have more in common than what divides them. That they only were able to shout at each other for years because they basically think in similar ways and value the same principles.
On top of both sides being principle-driven, they hate the unnecessary poverty in the country and the glorification of the few over the masses.
They finally started seeing each other as brothers (and sisters) fighting for the same kind of ideals albeit from opposite sides of the aisle.
I look forward to their two-day reconciliation meeting in the biggest hall in Jerusalem, the coming Thursday and Friday.
When I asked one of the speakers, who wants to stay anonymous for now, what s/he thought has prompted this breakthrough, I was answered: Maybe it’s the upcoming full moon – who knows?
Let’s hope we’re heading for a brighter future, filled with happiness for all, emulating from the Holy Land, spreading over the whole world for the good of all, soon and in our days.
Unrealistic? Well, who could deny that all anger, strife, violence and war are not making anyone’s life better and are ruining everyone’s lives? In other words, win-win: we all will only gain from giving up on all hatred.
PS: I know that name of the unidentified 16-meter whale spotted in front of the Israeli coast. It was the so-called Parvorder Festum Purim.