Weekly Commentary: This Elections Is About Exploiting The Window - Not Hating Bibi
Dr. Aaron Lerner 29 February 2020
Let's put the cards on the table.
With almost no exception, everyone citing Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's legal difficulties as grounds for him not to be qualified to serve as prime minister (not as per the law and the land) are doing it because they do not want Netanyahu as prime minister REGARDLESS of his legal difficulties.
Now I can understand this as an election tactic by the left. They do not want Netanyahu on policy grounds and have determined that their shot at winning is via arguing over personality rather than policy.
Which brings us to a group that risks now taking a place of infamy in our history if Blue White comes to power.
That's the right wingers now running on the Blue White ticket who, to a man, are people with a PERSONAL grudge against Netanyahu that is so incredibly strong that they would rather forego the opportunity to apply to Israeli law with American support to the Jordan Valley, Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria and more - than have Netanyahu continue as prime minister.
Shame on them.
To be clear. I am not about to deny that each of the right wingers on the Blue White list may very well have experienced tremendous personal frustration and emotional suffering as a result of their interactions with Binyamin Netanyahu.
But these elections are too important for personal grudges.
Do I know with 100% certainty that Netanyahu, if re-elected, will succeed in actually completing an acceptable map with the Americans and apply Israeli law to the Jordan Valley, Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria and more, as he says he will?
But I know with 100% that if Bennie Gantz takes Netanyahu's place that this won't happen. And I know this because Mr. Gantz has stated repeatedly for the record that he WILL NOT apply Israeli law without the approval of Jordan and the international community in general. And that approval is 100% certain NOT going to happen.
So here we are. Citizens of the sovereign State of Israel, privileged to live in a moment in history which is one of the the greatest times for the Jewish People since Joshua brought us across the Jordan River, with the profound opportunity to personally participate in determining what will be written on this page.
Will we cast a ballot that could very well secure our future for generations to come.
Or will we forfeit this opportunity due to secondary and tertiary concerns.
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