We must watch them like hawks during any Iran strike and aftershocks
Two days ago, I blogged about how the wings of the bigots in the new government will be clipped by Israel’s democracy and opposition.
A great role is reserved for the Israeli High Court. Not that I pity them. They are, more than anyone, responsible more than anyone for allowing these anti-democrats to stand in national elections. They should be suspected of having allowed this scandal just to give themselves a prominent role to play to come out the heroes. The alternative of plain stupidity or bigotry is no option for me.
In any case, certainly, they must be stopped actively. We know that when antisemites say we’ll hurt the Jews, that’s exactly what they’ll try. So, Bibi saying it won’t happen is no reassurance. He said too he won’t be convicted, and look how much legal trouble he’s got for years already. He also said to oppose Disengagement from Gaza, but only left his minitrial post ‘in protest’ when the withdrawal already was secured.
Expert opinion has it that soon, the US and Israel must bomb Iran’s military nuclear ambition to smithereens. This will be the time our old enemies in Iran, Gaza, and Lebanon will attack more Israeli civil targets since war crime charges mean nothing to them—like to Putin. It will be like war here. And under fire, we tend to unite.
I’d prefer a public uprising in Iran that topples the tyrants. Let’s hope/pray for the best but prepare for the worst.
When Iran and its proxies attack Israel (They will scream ‘genocide’ as if they’re the innocent victim), that’s the moment to watch these bigots in our government.
A second ploy may go as follows.
Some ministers might distract us with a lot of anti-democratic, high-profile noise to rile up almost everyone, like against Muslims, LGBTQ, the non-Orthodox Jewish streams, for reforms of the IDF, police, and justice system, and changes in the West Bank status, the Law of Return, etc.
Yet meanwhile, while everybody is upset by these nightmares and resistance emerges, the squad might push through reforms while we don’t pay attention, like turning back the clock on less dramatic things like liberating the cellular phone market, breaking the Rabbinate’s monopoly on Kashrut, monopolizing the Western Wall, ramping up dog taxes, sowing widespread discord and disunity, etc.
Another trick is what Chamas often tried: shooting so many rockets at the same time in the hope that at least some will hit targets.
War and other distractions could create their opportunity to mess up our Israel democracy and equality for years to come.
It’s like crossing the street. It is not dangerous on condition that you pay enough attention.