He could have tried to stop the evacuation of Gush Katif but didn’t
It is kind of disingenuous how people who don’t care about civil law suddenly want judicial reform. And people who can’t tell Shabbat from weekdays, suddenly warn about the dates of the Jewish calendar.
But in any case, in 2005, Ariel Sharon made good on his secret promise to US President Bush jr to evacuate Gush Katif. He may have thought it less harmful than an open conflict with the US. But it was terrible. (A story that escaped reporters and historians alike that, one day, I should spell out.)
Netanyahu sat in his government and only resigned “in protest” when it became clear that the evacuation would take place. I have not forgotten.
And now, 18 years later, again on the brink of the saddest day of the year, he once more will let the forces of evil win? Or he’ll repent to stop them?
Showing you have learned your lesson is a double dipping: You do good now and somewhat repair the disaster you enabled before.
Doubling down is a double whammy: A set of two disasters weighs more than the sum of each of them.
He alone governs how history will judge him. I wish him the best of luck.
The anti-reasonability coup could never succeed. The High Court won’t fail to strike down the frivolous law. But on what side of history stood Bibi?
Which groups in Israel have already, in great majority, shown to be against the judicial overhaul? We’ve never seen such UNITY! (Rank and file pilots, soldiers, police, judges, and secret service by law can’t express opinions.)
- The lawyers and judges and the police leadership
- The rich and large employers and banks executives
- The trade unions
- Hi-tech and startup
- IDF and IAF recidivists and the IDF and security forces leadership
- Muslims and immigrants
- LGBTQAI+ and feminists and journalists
- Most of the electorate, from the ultra-left to the moderate right
The rest are all in favor, all 200,000 of them. Pathetic!