Israelis have no patience, they like to cut fast.
That is why it is unusual to watch News 12's police reporter, Moshe Nussbaum, speak slowly in broadcasts, and insists on continuing to report while he is fighting a muscular dystrophy disease whose results are visible on the screen.
While business as usual is being broadcast on television, the public will wonder when they will remove him.
When his limitations will be yoked and it will be decided metaphorically to send him to die on a raft in the sea, as in the Eskimo culture.
On the other hand, Nussbaum is still alive and kicking.
Yesterday, he was one of the first to report to the scene of the attack in the Neve Yaakov neighborhood in Jerusalem.
The three channels quickly understood the magnitude of the event, interrupted the Friday editions and provided an unintimidated and responsible broadcast, with the participation of their senior commentators.
Slowly more and more reporters poured into the arena;
Some held a power broadcast, spouting misinformation and using speculation and clichés to describe happenings.
Ben Gvir, an eyewitness to the attack: "We will deal with the issue of weapons licenses for civilians" // Photo: Efrat Fursher
Only Nussbaum stood out above them all.
He ran around with a bottle of water in his hand like a reporter on his first day, elegantly reported on lying bodies, explained simply what happened, located the angriest citizen and extracted from him a loud criticism of the police, did not go out of proportion, kept sharp and matter-of-fact, pushed and somehow also came closest to the minister for national security and pushed a microphone as it had an intimate conversation with an upset citizen.
It was heartening to see police trying to remove Nussbaum from the scene, but gently touching him so he wouldn't fall apart.
There are a lot of jokes, and sometimes it is heartbreaking to watch him try to complete a report, but the perfect journalistic display that Nussbaum gave at the moment of truth, and his ability to hold a reliable and professional broadcast in an emergency, despite his slow speech - should be a role model.
If we normalize giving equal opportunity to people with disabilities - we will all benefit.
The Israelis have no patience.
It was the first major attack in the term of Itamar Ben Gabir, and therefore there was an expectation to see what the person who took responsibility for our national security would do.
"This is your shift," the residents of the neighborhood shouted at him, and in Kushmaro's studio they repeated and emphasized the narrative and demanded quick results.
Everyone is watching the new sheriff in the neighborhood, the fastest puller in the Wild East, and scrutinizing his every move.
Waiting for his fall.
It's easiest to dance on the blood.
At the same time, attorney David Forer (Channel 13) used the mourning dances to incite against the protest demonstrations, where according to him "flags of terrorist organizations are being waved." .
Restraint is strength."
Nussbaum and Ben Gvir at the scene of the attack in Jerusalem,
Ben Gvir also showed restraint, and used the live broadcasts from the field to display leadership.
First, he pushed the journalists away ("I'm not interviewed on Shabbat"), then shook hands and waved to the fans who huddled on the side and chanted "Death to terrorists".
The minister shone in front of the camera lights and also made a public statement to the residents, so that we would all listen.
He hugged, kissed, showed care and had a dense conversation with an eyewitness.
"You don't have to kiss my hand. We will change the weapons policy," he assured him.
It was a show of a man squinting for the prime ministership.
An election campaign appearance.
This is what Ben Gvir does best.
In his ministerial role he will have to provide another victory - to ensure and maintain civil peace and security.
is he able
Coverage of the attack in Neve Yaakov, here 11, Keshet 12 and Reshet 13, Friday evening
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