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Impossibilities of Israeli Politics

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Dec 29, 2020 at 12:12

Impossibilities of Israeli Politics
It appearing that Israel is once again facing the impossible task of what, to this observer's view is much like a similar observation in older American politics paraphrased, "you cannot please all of the people all of the time." In this observation, though dramatically different for a multitude of explanations, politics in contentious times are rarely able to sort out all of the issues to anyone's satisfaction, let alone everyone's. The implausibility of it staggers the most intellectual of any considerations on how to gain any consensus, thereby allowing unorthodox concessions.
Much has been made of Israel supposedly being the only democracy in the Middle East, a model of government by which there is the appearance that the voices of the people are heard in the halls of institutional representation in order to provide the cover of protection of peaceful interactions on the streets of Israel: really? Even in America, which is extolled by some to be the modern expression of democracy, people's voices roar until they're sore in expressions of such dissatisfaction that they will allow room for conspiracies of dissolution.
In truth, Israel is not conveniently disposed to such governance; and yet in the most ardent attempts to 'keep the peace' among the variant and disparate political amalgamations found in the Middle East, it has been apparent for way too long (decades in the modern context; centuries in the historical view) that the Children of Abraham are an unruly people; and placing them amongst tribally factious neighbors does not make for easy governance, let alone peaceful. Add to that the recent incidence of artificially induced antipathies of pestilence, what's a government to do? No one is pleased, none.
That PM Netanyahu is still willing to engage in the near insanity of politics, Israeli style, is nothing short of heroic. What with the evil interferences of the international community and the rantings of even more evil enemies of Islamic influences threatening annihilation; or worse, furthering dhimmitude on the indigent 'Palestinian' population in order to force an international humanitarian tragedy on Israel for obscene pressures of domination in a region that has borne multiples upon multiples of invasive totalitarian tragedies that have, and still has, caused the deaths of uncounted populations; and the international community watches.
For the sake of argument, one that hardly needs further explanation for the variant reasons of political covetousness, suppose PM Netanyahu concedes in order to retain his own sanity, what insanity will be replacing him. There is no loss of contravening ideologies, some sympathetic to the plight of the people, some immune to the cravings for freedoms constantly being compromised for political reasons and for the issues of insecurity in the shadow of terrorist Islam and Gentile hordes. Who among the intended successors are sufficient to the battles facing Israel and who will not be adequate to keep Israel from being overrun in what is being prepared by her enemies?
Who, really, has that resolve; or does Israel finally need to return to her redeemer?


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