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Searching for True Governance in Israel - Truth is in the Law

Reader comment on item: Bibi, Thank You for Your Service

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Jun 10, 2021 at 18:05

Recognizing Israeli internal politics from a decidedly western perspective does not allow for a practical expression of an opinion that could be categorized as biased, yet its expression in a friendly tenor is offered for an unabashedly Zionistic desire to see Israel get some relief from the hatred so casually thrown at the Jewish State for reasons that can be called intrusive and demeaning.

Ruling in Israel should never be political; for politics always ruins the motivation of governing under the rule of law since politics is about seeking higher privilege from the law. Seeking privilege from under the law is always political and never achieves the true intent of peace in a society so governed.

Setting aside the issue of whether Israel should be democratic or otherwise, politics that cannot serve all people equally has been the bane of providing protection of all citizens; American politics as so divisive as it is seen now should be the cautionary tale for Israel; but similar sentiments (both for and against) for the Jewish communities in both countries continue to blind any objectivity.

So the questions is begged: why after so many years of 'successfully' guiding Israel through its difficulties and eventually gaining two successful acknowledgements of sovereignty is the Netanyahu period of service now villainized? Could it be that it was more successful than the envious attackers could stand?
In all appearances from an outsider's perspective, much of the allegations of PM Netanyahu's action that seem 'inappropriate' have questionable bases of authority for the claims that were made and the motivations appear political, as well as devious. And that's the rub; that's the take. He was too successful and the enemies needed an edge to edge him out.

When will they realize that they obscured the rule of law to take the law into their own hands.
Does this remind of anything similar in history? But be careful; eventually Israel will be making history and all of this will become a bad memory that none will be able to recall.

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