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What goes right

2019-12-10T21:22:56.428Z

Itamar Fleischmann



The blast waves and the sub-quakes that came after the court's decision to prosecute Netanyahu, and the political conflict that refuses to be resolved, have shaken the right-wing camp for the past two weeks.

In the context of an ardent and violent internal camp debate that had not been the case for years, articles were written, tweets and speeches through which right-wingers exchanged verbal punches, pointing fingers of various kinds. While the visible content dealt with Netanyahu, the deeper level of controversy flooded long-standing controversies, which can be summed up by the question: What do we mean when we say right?

This is not a theoretical issue, but a question whose answer may affect the political structure of the entire national camp. In one corner of the boxing stand stands religious Zionism, which has unjustly become the most battered sack in Israel. Once they are meditating and once stealing, once messianic and once dispossessed - and always extreme and dangerous. These are the vanities; This is a contributing and productive sector that takes on countless social tasks. But on the other hand, it is difficult to deny the fact that at the political and consciousness level, religious Zionism was concentrated mainly on settlement, and disengaged from many groups, some of whom have never crossed the Green Line. In the battle around Netanyahu's investigations, the knitters usually sat on the fence.

In the opposite corner stands the Likud right, known as "Israel II." It is the large mass of voters in the camp, the one who absorbed the left-wing torment, long-standing exclusion and contempt, and revolted against them. It is also a group that raised its voices and retained Netanyahu's right and right, and now felt that the power she obtained at the ballot box was stripped of her by improper means, and during her time of war, instead of fighting injustice, her camp members turned their backs on her.

Alongside the arena stand the Ashkenazi ultra-Orthodox, whose support for Netanyahu - known as "the Admor" humor - is absolute and consistent. Without mentioning the moral stain of non-conscription to the IDF and total refusal to compromise on religious issues.

So far, the inevitable battle between the parties has been postponed by Netanyahu's gravity, and his ability to maintain the coalition and compromise between the parties. But now that the question of his political survival is at stake, the gaps are full of power. In the meantime, the right is absorbing defeat after defeat in the campaign against raging officials and jurists.

The right reaches a dramatic decision point when it is split and divided. The distance between Bnei Brak and Ofra and between Gush Etzion and Be'er Sheva has never been so great. At the end of Netanyahu's term, tomorrow or two years from now, will a majority in the right-wing bloc remain annexed? Will there be a uniform right-hand front on the issue of change of line status or exemption from recruitment? Is it possible to reach intra-camping agreements on economic issues?

It's too early to tell, but the signs aren't booming to the right. Not to mention that Netanyahu's Swan song will also be the end chord to what we have become accustomed to today.

For more views by Itamar Fleischmann

Source: israelhayom

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