Even if the prime minister did know about his advisers’ involvement in the submarine affair, and he likely did, not for a moment did he think he was doing anything wrong. Even if his associates were making a profit from the deal, he still believed it would benefit the state.
Knesset Members Amsalem and Bitan, with all their initiatives and bills against the law enforcement system, aren’t interested in fostering change. All they want is to intimidate, to silence. This isn’t a dispute between Right and Left. It’s a dispute between King Bibi’s submissive slaves and all those who want a civilized country.
The claims of injustice suffered by Palestine’s Arab residents because of the Balfour Declaration should be looked into on the background of the reality and norms in the first half of the 20th century. Hundreds of millions of people gained national liberation and independence, and tens of millions experienced some kind of ‘Nakba,’ including Jews in Arab countries.
If we want to reach a peace agreement, the forced evacuation idea must be taken off the table. Settlers don’t want to vacate? Fine. We won’t let them take us hostage, and we won’t let a radical minority force anything on the majority. More than he irritated his friends from in the Left, the Labor leader adopted a direction harming the radical right.
In his claim that ‘the government is dragging us to war,’ Major-General (res.) Amiram Levin crossed a dangerous red line. It’s Iran that is moving forces. It’s Iran that is taking steps to change the strategic map. It’s Iran that is repeatedly declaring its intention to destroy Israel. But to hell with the facts.
Subject to threats and intimidation, a delegation of young Arabs is joining the battle against BDS, representing the silenced majority of Israeli Arabs which has become an integral part of Israel in almost every field. Thanks to them, the battle for equality, social justice and reconciliation between the nations have a better chance of succeeding.
The people who jumped for joy upon learning the Las Vegas massacre wasn’t committed by a Muslim are stricken with blindness. Jihad can keep relying on the foolishness of the forces of progress, who’ll always be there to say there’s no problem. But the more we ignore these problems, the more we sink into denial, the bigger they become.