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No, you're not Dreyfus

2020-05-28T19:43:45.288Z

Yossi BeilinYou're not Dreyfus, Netanyahu. The charges against you were not created because you are a Jew. Dreyfus was treated with false accusation of spying for Germany, Dreyfus was found guilty, and his ranks were taken only because he was the only Jewish officer in the French chief of staff. With the editor of Yedioth Ahronoth and not the main facts of the Walla case, you say that all these things do not ...



You're not Dreyfus, Netanyahu. The charges against you were not created because you are a Jew. Dreyfus was treated with false accusation of spying for Germany, Dreyfus was found guilty, and his ranks were taken only because he was the only Jewish officer in the French chief of staff. With the editor of Yedioth Ahronoth and not the main facts of the Walla case, you say that all these things do not justify the charges against you and that others did similar acts and were not punished.

Netanyahu supporters out of court // Photo: Jonathan Shaul

You are not the representative of the disadvantaged, transparent and injured in Israeli society. The extreme capitalism that you introduced is one of the causes of the gaps that have widened and waned in the years when you were prime minister or minister. The millions or hundreds of thousands that you expected to take to the streets if an indictment is filed against you or if your trial is opened do not arrive and will not arrive. Those who voted for the right-wing parties did not necessarily vote for you, and many of them - according to the interviews with them over the last three campaigns we spooned - openly said so. 

You are a privileged Israeli, a millionaire, who grew up in a good, well-educated home, who studied in the US and became an American citizen. You are a talented man and a book reader, a speaker of Israeli kindness and patriotism, and who has contributed to the country quite a bit, out of a worldview that is true to my taste, but one that you believe in with all your heart. The attempt to portray yourself as coming from the underprivileged lines is based on contempt for them, and an assessment that they will "buy" everything you sell.

But most of them are far more sober than you're willing to attribute to them. They, too, were amazed to be exposed to the constant flow of "connecting cigars," because they, too, have friends, but have no such flow. Even if the court accepts the argument that this is not a criminal offense, they will not accept your conduct for granted.

The fact that in the past you have succeeded in forming coalitions, and since these difficult issues have been on the agenda, fails to do so, says that there are also quite a few among right-wing supporters who do not want their leaders to stand under indictments. The Likud led by you received more votes than before, but you know that the only test is the mandate test. Menachem Begin, though, received fewer votes from you in 1981, for example, but they gave him 48 seats.

I believe that not everything is a show, and you really believe that a public person can receive a regular supply of gifts, that bribes are only money envelopes, and that all the long hours you took to concoct a seemingly dark deal with the publisher of Yedioth Ahronoth were only intended to "arrange" "Him. But you have to explain to yourself why all this happened to you. You know that saying that your guilt is nothing to do with you, and that you are the victim of a greater connection against the ideas you represent, that millions of right-wing people are going to trial with you, She is a bit pathetic.

You have sexed right-handed people into various positions in the law enforcement system, and when exposed to the charges attributed to you, could only take them seriously, investigate you and the other suspects, indict you and stand trial. To claim against them as part of a leftist conspiracy against the right is a bit far from the ability of many right-wing voters to digest.

No. It is not because you are a Jew, nor because you belong to the disadvantaged, nor because you are right-wing, nor because you are a rich person. Perhaps it is simply because you have been in power for too many years, and you are not the first person after many years in power to recognize what is good for him with what is good for the country, convinced that he is a virtuous individual, and believes that everything is permissible. We will find the answer in the memoirs of the masked ministers, who stood behind you in the plea speech, minutes before the trial began.

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Source: israelhayom

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