Michael Harari: The dispute between Israel and Lebanon over the maritime border arises (again)

Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like BT aint for me either. The malfunctions of the coalition were an inevitable part of a redeployment in Israeli politics, which is in line with what is happening in the rest of the world. At the moment, this means that the coalition needs the joint Arab list.

It looks bad – but you need to relax. The malfunctions of the coalition were an inevitable part of a redeployment in Israeli politics, which is aligning with the rest of the world. At the moment this means that the coalition needs the joint list

I must remind everyone of mathematics: even if all members of the right join Netanyahu in his camp, there will be only 59 seats in the current Knesset. To overthrow the government the opposition needs 61 votes. To replace it – such a majority has to agree on another prime minister.

This means that it does not matter if Nir Orbach, Amichai Shikli, Idit Silman and Avir Kara all start voting against the government. It does not even matter if their so-called party leader, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, joins them. You can actually add Jida Rinawi Zoabi from Meretz as well.

The only way this coalition will fall is if the joint Arab list votes in favor of Netanyahu’s return to power. Despite all the noise they make there it’s hard to see – if only because they know they will be punished at the ballot box.

This certainly leaves the government in a problematic situation, where it will be difficult to pass laws. Not impossible – each case will involve negotiations with the joint list and all sorts of other opportunists – but difficult. However, she will rule. Maybe, for now, we have enough laws.

This is an annoying situation, but it is better than new elections that endanger the country with the possibility that Netanyahu will return to power.

The only way this coalition will fall is if the joint Arab list votes in favor of Netanyahu’s return to power. Despite all the noise they make there it’s hard to see – if only because they know they will be punished at the ballot box

Elected officials are supposed to remember what motivated them a year ago, especially since not much has changed. They understood then, as they should know today, that Netanyahu in power is a disaster for Israel. This may be a fatal disaster for Israel as a democratic state.

The man is accused of serious crimes, which works in a clear and very effective way to turn Israel into an authoritarian regime – like Turkey, like Hungary, one step away from Russia. This must not be allowed.

On the one hand, the fact that about half of the country flows with it is a shame to the Jewish people and a serious failure of education in Israel. But on the other hand it also matches what is happening in much of the rest of the democratic world (or rather, the part of the world that is fighting to remain democratic).

In much of the world, for the last hundred years or so, politics has been divided between the “left”, which wanted to redistribute wealth and seek a better world, versus the “right” more tribal and nationalist, more open to religious traditions and interested in preserving existing privilege. Both have demonstrated here and there the ability to lean towards fascism, although this term is usually linked to the right.

In Israel, although things started similarly, in the last half century a uniqueness has been revealed in that what defined the left and right was the attitude towards the territories occupied in 1967: the right wants to preserve them no matter what, and the left was more aware of the dangers of occupation and evil.

Elected officials are supposed to remember what motivated them a year ago, especially since not much has changed. They understood then, as they should know today, that Netanyahu in power is a disaster for Israel. Perhaps a fatal disaster for Israel as a democratic state

Efforts to rectify the problem of occupation have failed for well-known reasons. Maybe it’s not a tragedy to let it sit on the sidelines for a while, as long as no more settlers are added to the crazy mess in the West Bank.

This is because even though the occupation is terrible – without the addition of settlers it is not deadly. An even greater danger has arisen, here as in the rest of the world: much of what was once the right has completely lost it. This has happened because of social media, excessive complexity of modern existence, the harms of globalization, racism caused by immigration, and various, local and global insanities. Maybe it’s also a product of some defective gene in a person wherever he is.

It sounds simplistic, but in a 1,000 word article you have to say things clearly. The best example of this is that after losing the 2020 election, Donald Trump really considered a coup, and was only stopped by his generals and a handful of brave members of the Republican Party.

In various ways – the coup attempt has really taken off. And here’s the thing: most of his electorate supported it, and the Republican Party in retrospect supports it today. They are now working feverishly to prepare the ground for the theft of the 2024 election – by appointing local officials who will agree to undo the democratic victories by procedural tricks – and their public supports this.

This is a war of democracy against – and I’m very sorry to use the rude word – fascism.

This is the new division in Israel as well. On the one hand, the enemies of democracy – the Bibi camp – and on the other hand, there are Zionists from the old school who are, by and large, Democrats.

This is a war of democracy against fascism. This is the new division in Israel as well. On the one hand, the enemies of democracy – the Bibi camp – and on the other hand, there are Zionists from the old school who are, by and large, Democrats

This other side will include some former right-wingers who want to preserve democracy, like Bennett and Gideon Saar. They will be joined by some future Likud members, and are the counterparts of Mitt Romney and John McCain.

The democratic camp cannot currently include the ultra-Orthodox parties Who want to preserve the process that leads Israel to a theocratic doom. They will have to understand that it is impossible with infinite birth, opposition to core studies, and salaries on behalf of the taxpayer for tens of thousands of lifelong Torah students. When they understand, they are invited.

And finally, and that’s probably the point, This camp will include most of the Arabs; Not everyone, but most of them. This is because the Arabs are the enemies of the Bibi camp, which is controlled by Jewish nationalist extremists. It is also more likely that the democratic camp will one day re-examine the Palestinian issue. Despite his inclinations and despite his storms.

The democratic camp does not have much chance without the Arabs. It is time to acknowledge this and officially invite the joint list to the coalition, in order to close the discussion on Netanyahu’s return to power.

The Democratic camp is the successor to the former left and it needs Arabs. It has always been so. It is true that no Arab party was in the coalition before the RAAM, but the majority of Rabin was also dependent on the two Arab parties of those days.

The Democratic camp is the successor to the former left and it needs Arabs. It has always been so. It is true that no Arab party was in the coalition before the RAAM, but the majority of Rabin was also dependent on the two Arab parties of those days.

Older people understand reality as it is. Are MKs older people? If their behavior is generally ignored, one can be optimistic.

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