Bennett Leaves, One thing Missing The Jewish State.
Naftali Bennett announced this Wednesday that he would not run in the November 1 Knesset elections and would be handing over the leadership of the Yamina Party to Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked.
He took the opportunity to put on record his short-lived government record, which he claimed leaves the nation in much better shape than the one he inherited after 12 years of Likud rule.
Bennett expressed his love for Israel, the rejection of partisan hate, and his success in unifying the country and placing it on a social and economic trajectory while securing Israel’s borders.
Bennett took every opportunity to set the stage for his political legacy and to lay the groundwork for a possible return to politics in the future. a la French President Charles De Gaul.
It’s arguable whether 14 months of a disparate coalition government finds the country improved in any substantial manner when one looks at the spread of woke values, Arab nationalist agendas being indulged if not accepted as legitimate grievances of an oppressed minority and the support of Meretz, Labour and Gantz Blue and White Party’s evolution towards Arabs and Jews converging politically—threatening the ongoing existence of the Jewish State.
This brings us to the most revealing part of Bennetts’s speech and what he sees as the future vision for the State of Israel. He mentioned the State of Israel twice in his speech, but at no time when referring to Israel did he use the term the Jewish State of Israel.
An omission, I think, not instead a deliberate use of language that undergirded his appeal to Arab participation in the coalition and the future nature of the country that he says he loves so dearly.
Without the Jewish State, the country would be afflicted with a mass epidemic of national self-hatred, narrow self-interest, and the eventual disappearance of everything Jewish.
Mr Bennett, I like you love Israel with all my heart and consider myself a patriot committed to Jews going up and living in Israel, the Jewish State. Everything else is nonsense.