ITS TIME TO GO!
You have sat here too long for any good you are doing. Depart, I say and let us have done with you. In the name of G”d go! (Leo Amery 7-8 May 1940 British House of Commons to Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain).
I thought I would never say this but unless things change dramatically for the better in the workings of the Israel Government Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu must go and he must go now!
The government is dysfunctional and the Prime Minister is currently distracted by his court proceedings with no sign of the pressure abating.
The days of if you want to get along, you went along appear to be coming to an end when dealing with Prime Minister Netanyahu. His government is veering severely away from stability into a state of chaos. Policy is a thing of the past as they travel down the garden path, preferring to concentrate on political intrigue rather than navigating the country through uncertain times for the nation.
Benny Gantz and his Blue and White party are acting the role of the spoiler stopping Netanyahu at every turn by using their right to veto most of Netanyahu’s proposals.
This is not a united government nor is it a functioning government fulfilling its duty to provide a stable and responsible administration for the people of Israel.
The time has come for the reigns of power to be handed over to a new generation, one committed to its people and its Land.
That man I believe is Naftali Bennet, while I have some reservation regarding Naftali Bennet’s political judgement and loyalty to a committed course of action, never the less given the chance to prove himself he may well become an outstanding leader of Israel. Who else could make a clean break with the past and chart a fresh new course for the Jewish State.
Yes, Yuli Edelstein is a very competent and professional politician and would be a steady influence on government however these days call for a leader prepared to break with traditional thinking and lead with Jewish pride (Hadar).
The Prime Minister is guilty of arrogating all power to himself when his own cabinet disagreed with him, and when possible, gagged eloquent critics. Now it seems he can no longer get away with these tactics as even some of his own party can smell the mood of change in the air.
Prime Minister Netanyahu’s accomplishments first as Minister of Finance and later as the longest-serving Prime Minister of Israel is without equal, but like all good things it must come to an end one day and the days ahead would seem like an auspicious time to bring down the curtain on a stellar life in politics.
Israel needs to look to the future as we enter a time of unpredictability.
That future needs a younger man not yet tired of battle!