Israel has a new government. Where to from here?

Israel’s new government was sworn in this Thursday, 29th of December, to the howls of illegitimacy from the spurned left. Media, politicians and interest groups made their feelings loud and clear. They will never accept the legitimate democratic handover of power to the most authentic Jewish government in the last 74 years.

Every calumny has been levelled at Binyamin Netanyahu’s fledgling administration, from Fascist to racist and potentially destroying the Jewish character and democratic nature of the Jewish State.

These political ideologues cannot accept any alternative to their political ideas that embody their social interests and cultural identity as they assert a monopoly over truth. They are obsessed with what they believe Israeli society should be like and will brook no change to the recent status quo. Here we have the basic politico-moral doctrine that the solution to Israel’s problems must be found in the West’s liberal/woke agenda. Obviously, such a doctrine is false and has no real application in the context of the Jewish State. Lapid, Gantz, Leiberman and their followers find it impossible to accept the authentic Jewish vision Itamar Ben Gvir, Besalel Smotrich, and Avi Maoz has for the Jewish State.

The reason for their hatred is to be found in their upbringing. They lose their roots with not even the basics of Judaism to fall back on. They know nothing about those proud Jews who, through the ages, had fought to the death to defend the Torah and the Jewish way of life to keep the Land of Israel free of foreign domination. Instead, they attempt to create not Jews but the New Israeli Man and Woman. In the process, Jews would be disconnected from their Jewish heritage and those fighters for Judaism whose hearts bled for their people. It’s this deep-founded Jewishness that the secular left cannot tolerate, and they see the government as a threat to their vision of becoming a nation like all other nations.

Should they ever succeed, Israel could not survive being nothing more than Israeli. We as a people are attached to the land of Israel, and our identity with it comes through our Jewishness.

Those howls of racist and fascist are coming from foreign tongues that would erode the resolution and purpose that sustains the Jewish State and its Jewish people.

Yosef Yigal Drever

Yosef Yigal Drever and Sylvia Drever co-founded Achdut HaLev in 2006 to reach out to the Jewish community's around the world providing support in learning Torah and promoting the 'Return of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel.' Yosef Yigal made Aliya in 2014 while Sylvia his wife is an Israeli. In late 2014 Achdut HaLev concentrated all its resources towards Aliya and the rebuilding of Eretz Yisrael. Excluding none and embracing all. The commandment to settle the Land of Israel is equal in importance to all the Torah Commandments all together: (Sifri Deut 12:29)