Summing Up Bibi’s Folly In One Sentence
Outright rejection of the president's proposal to avoid civil war deepens the crisis.
Victim of his own making: Prime Minister Netanyahu is now hostage to a coaltion he created.
Reporting on the dramatic prime-time address by Israel’s President to the nation on Wednesday evening, The Jerusalem Post headline today read: “‘Herzog: ‘Israel is at the edge of abyss,’ civil war is a real threat.”
Despite this urgent call for calm, compromise and dialogue, Bibi Netanyahu rejected the proposal immediately. The Prime Minister’s reaction called to mind the opening sentence of the late Rabbi Jonathan Sacks' book, “Future Tense: Jews, Judaism and Israel in the 21st Century,” which read:
“Yesterday we stood at the edge of the abyss,” said the fabled politician, “but today we have taken a giant step forward.”
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How tragic that on the week we read the culmination of the Mishkan's (Tabernacle's) construction that celebrated the summit of Jewish oneness, we are on the precipice of a catastrophic divide that the prime minister appears to intent on.
Can you believe Macron pushed forward a bill to change the retirement age in France by two years without even a benefit of a vote in the National Assembly!
What a tyrant! A dictator! Civil war!
Yeah. Didn’t think that was the response. Can the left just for a moment see how the response to judicial reform is a statement of their hate for Bibi, above all.
Much like Trump, Bini’s great magic is making smart people act silly.