The tens of thousands of protestors who gathered the other day in the Bima square and the nearby streets wanted to say only one thing - don't force.
not by force
They stood in the rain, without provocations.
No yelling and no swearing.
Only with the message that this country is also theirs.
I passed between them.
I saw the glimmer of hope in their eyes.
the Israeli flags they wrapped themselves in or waved aloft.
Garbage carts were not overturned.
No stores were burned.
No one was hit.
They did not allow Minister Ben Gabir the pleasure of sending the Makhtazeit, which was waiting on a side street, with them. And at the end, electricity ran through the air, when the audience joined in singing "Hatikva" with the singer Miri Mesika.
The most important message is that the public opposes the powers with which the current government operates, and tells it - yes, we lost.
You are an elected government, we are in the opposition.
But from now on, we also reserve the right to behave as the ultra-Orthodox do when they try to touch their souls.
When they try to force them to study core or enlist, they take to the streets en masse and tell the government, any government - enough is enough.
We will stand en masse at the intersections and not move.
We will burn cell phone stores if you harm our way of life.
And when the rabbis give the instruction - they leave everything and go to demonstrate.
You don't see anyone from the shower.
They are not afraid of cavalry on huge horses, nor of policemen with batons.
They don't move until the threat to their way of life is removed.
Why would the democracy-seeking public hesitate to behave like the ultra-Orthodox?
And I purposely do not label the protesters as "left", because even many who voted for Likud are ultra-Orthodox against what is happening.
They see Levin & Netanyahu's reform as a serious injury to their lifestyles.
They will make it clear to the government, the police and its leader that they are not afraid of rain, nor hail, nor cold nor heat.
They will demonstrate every week, and make it clear that if they have consumed all the summer - they will not go to the reserves either.
They will block roads, even go so far as to boycott taxes.
There is no room for despair or giving up.
Lovers of democracy and its seekers are the majority in this country.
I hope that everything I described will not happen, but the motto will be the one that led to the victory of Great Britain led by Winston Churchill, who said in one of his speeches: "We will fight in the sea and the ocean, we will fight with increasing safety and increasing strength... We will fight on the beaches, we will fight at the landing points, we will fight in the fields and in the streets , we will fight in the hills.
We will never surrender.'
The prime minister, who just a decade ago broadcast a message opposite to the way he drives today, saw the sights, heard the voices.
There is an interpretive question here: when the right-wing voters chose Likud, did they choose Levin's reforms, or Netanyahu's?
And now, Netanyahu in his weakness is being dragged after Levin.
There is consensus among the people that the time has come for corrections in the judicial system.
to change, for example, the cause of reasonableness.
to check the splitting of the role of the ombudsman to the government. Before the elections, there was no talk of dropping the president of the Supreme ombudsman outside the system.
They knew they wanted to fix the system, not kill it.
This is also the time for the center-left to realize that they must stop behaving like a kindergarten.
The opposition must act as one fist.
Let there be a leader for the public looking for an address, otherwise tomorrow's demonstration will form a leadership that will lead the public in the next elections.
As Churchill said, a phrase that suited the protesters: We will never surrender.
were we wrong
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