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Opinion Behind the high-tech letter | Israel today


Masouda Mesderot cannot sign the high-tech letter, even if it agrees with it. The function of the letter is to say: I belong to a certain social class, therefore my opinion is decisive

Last week the letter of the hi-techists was published: several hundred senior officials in the local hi-tech industry tried to ride the wave of disappointment of many on the left with the election results.

What stands behind the letter of the Hittists, as well as behind the letters of the jurists, the letters of the officers, the letters of the superintendents, and all the other letters of the superiors - are two main messages.

The first is that there is an aristocracy in Israel: a group of people whose opinions on various issues are more important than the opinions of mortals who go to the polls;

The second is that this group is closed, fanatical and has only one decisive opinion.

It is not for nothing that the letters are called in the media the letters of the high-techists, generals, and jurists, in the Lord of the news, as if there are no high-techists, generals, and jurists who do not hold other opinions.

The high-tech letter is first of all an inward signal, it is a demand to align with a hegemonic aristocracy, much more than the letter being a political claim.

In the past, elites held titles of nobility and nobility signs and flags, this was their way of distinguishing themselves from the common people.

Today they use letters instead of titles of nobility.

Masouda Mesderot cannot sign the high-tech letter, even if it agrees with it.

The function of the letter is to say: I belong to a certain social class, therefore my opinion is decisive.

The letter has nothing to do with the democratic discourse in Israel, where by definition the billionaire entrepreneur and Masouda have the same voice.

If she could have signed it, it would have lost its inner meaning.

The signal to align is the constitutional bread of hegemony, it cannot exist without a value and political totem.

Before my enlistment in 2000, I didn't even know about the existence of 8200 - or other technological units - I just enlisted and that was it.

When I met the 8200 soldiers while serving, I found that they had known the units and routes since they were children.

For me, for example, the technological gap started at the age of 14.

Today it is more difficult to push the periphery away from the centers of power, so politics and letters of loyalty are used.

This is true for the military, the media, high-tech and the judicial system.

It is not for nothing that high-tech is characterized even today by a very narrow and specific sociological range, similar to legal, military and media elites.

And since elites find it difficult to defend themselves culturally or sectarianly, they do so politically.

The signatories of the letters care more about proving their loyalty to the elite than they care about the fate of the country.

Even on the content level, the letter could not be further from the truth.

The hi-techists who signed the letter claim that the expected reforms will undermine trust in the legal system and this will harm hi-tech investments in Israel.

It is better for the high-techists to consult their lawyers.

Israel ranks 85 out of 190 in the ease of doing business index in the contract enforcement category.

Countries like Mongolia and South Sudan are ranked higher.

The length of time to enforce a contract in Israel in court is estimated at an average of 975 days, close to three years.

This, compared to 590 days on average in the OECD.

The low rating is also due to the bureaucratic bureaucracy in the courts, but also to the judicial activism in the fields of contracts. Israel is far behind in the fields of civil law, criminal law and labor law. The situation in the field of labor law is particularly bad, the difficulty of hiring workers in Israel is notorious. If the signed hi-techists were really concerned Regarding the state of the judicial system, they were the first to support the constitutional reforms of the right, while demanding the appointment of conservative judges who adhere to the contractual text and do not attach value meanings to it.

Second - and here the hi-techists demonstrate legal ignorance - Israel is far behind in the constitutional fields.

Israel is one of the only countries in the world where judges appoint themselves, where there is judicial review of basic laws, or where the right of veto is given to the attorney general.

If the hi-techists and their investors read anything other than Haaretz newspaper they would run to embrace and embrace Smotrich, Ohana and Levin.

Not only are the conservative reforms better for high-tech businesses in the country, they are essential for the continued existence of the industry.

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Source: israelhayom

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