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Missing the Tells of Mismanaged Governance

Reader comment on item: About Those Billboards in Israel ...
in response to reader comment: "Israel's Election: What to Think About Religious Zionists, Netanyahu, and Tales of Doomsday" - Elliott Abrams

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Nov 9, 2022 at 14:46

Influences of neo-conservatism abound in some of the most obliquely reserved corners of the politcal realm; and Israel is going to be the recipient of some of the more intriguing attempts to bring at least a smidgeon of Jewish conservative values in the midst of a period of global radicalism that is forming from abroad and soon to infest the Middle East like a scirroco carrying infestations of locust like political invectives seen in 1947-1949, 1950's, 1967, 1973, et cetera; and most in this forum know the drill. Nothing new, right?
What is different, though, is the drifting political mirage that was once the somewhat diffident posture of certain attitudes of support sprinkled with the sandy desert dust of Arabist anti-Semitic ambivalence comng from the United States State Department, from which opposing views of how to deal with Israel were always at issue, seemingly generally positive but with an edginess of not really knowing how to negotiate any peace agreement that did not smell of hudnah. It might be said that nothing is changed (even after President Trump moved the embassy and the new facility is just coming out of the planning stage): but something IS different.
If there had been situations that could have tended toward clashes before, all bets are off on how this next government of Israel is going to deal with the pending clash of ideals that have the earmarks of a new Maccabean revolt written all over it. New hammers of ancient ideologies are beong formed as this is being written and the arguments from within Israel will not be settled with arguments from outside like from the 46th Administrative Chief Executive's political menagerie, nor the anti-Semetic rantings of a European community mentality that cannot determine their own fortures, let alone that of a circumstance they have no clue about.
Even neo-conservative intersections of intellectualistic observations are not picking up the correct signals of why a doomsday scenario is likely happening before the current audience: just what are they missing?


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