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Opinion Legal reform: enough with the panic dance - it's time to talk Israel today

2023-02-04T21:37:00.447Z


The Israeli left has been preaching for decades moderation, compromises, inclusion and that "peace is made with enemies" • When the government is ready for dialogue and compromise, while they reject any kind of negotiation, what do they expect to happen?


"The president of the country has been working for many weeks in an attempt to prevent a constitutional-historical crisis. The call that comes up and echoes from all the meetings and discussions is that there must be dialogue."

This announcement by President Herzog from last weekend was rejected by only one side of the political map.

Labor Party Chairman Merav Michaeli wrote in response: "We must not blink, and certainly not agree to negotiations." "We do not argue with the executioner over the length of the rope," said Zehava Galon. "There is no negotiation with the D-9 gang," said Ehud Barak. According to a publication on Channel 13, the President of the Supreme Court, Esther Hayut, is also currently refusing any kind of conversation. 

It is the aforementioned extreme line that is currently dictating the tone of the opponents of the reform. Since Yair Lapid and Benny Gantz have opened a crack in their way for talks with the government. However, pressures within the camp prevent them from going forward with the spirits of reconciliation.

President Yitzhak Herzog, photo: Oren Ben Hakon

The insistence of Hayut and the others not to speak occurs when there is almost a consensus in the public that it is necessary to readjust the balances between the three authorities.

There is of course strong opposition to Levin and Rothman's plans.

However, even those who oppose their proposals usually add that a significant amendment is essential.

Willingness to compromise

And what about the government?

Not one of its representatives spoke out against the mediation.

Not to be attributed, the government is talking about a willingness to moderate the reform, and about scapegoats that will come out of it down the road.

According to "Le Monde", Netanyahu even told Macron that "there will be compromises".

In other words, the outstretched hand of the president is supported by both the coalition representatives and the opposition representatives.

This is the refusal of the extreme camp, which includes the top of the justice system, which prevents dialogue.

This group, which has a significant hold on the media, tells itself and the public a story of horror.

As if the Minister of Justice Levin and the Chairman of the Constitutional Committee Rothman are about to abolish the democratic nature of Israel. If it were not sad, it would be funny.

Levin grew up on Menachem Begin's lap.

Rothman holds almost libertarian views regarding the non-interference of the government in the life of the citizen.

How can serious people think that these two are a small Mussolini or a big Hitler?

This is extremely absurd!

But this is exactly the big trouble.

the extremism.

She is the one who puts that small, noisy group into a spiral of nightmares that have no connection to reality.

She feeds rhetoric that escalates itself.

It is she who leads an Israeli hero like Zeev Raz to say intolerable statements, on the verge of murdering a prime minister - and he is not the only one.

It is she who prevents the opening of a matter-of-fact, calm, non-aggressive discourse.

take a breath

The Israeli left has been preaching for decades moderation, compromises, inclusion and that "peace is made with enemies".

Merav Michaeli, photo: Koko

Isn't it time to direct some of these values ​​to the house inside?

Do Michaeli, Galon, Barak and Hayat prefer to collapse the house on its occupants?

When the government is ready for dialogue and compromise, while they reject any kind of negotiation, what do they expect to happen?

Are they really waiting for violence to break out in the streets?

Friends, take a breath, drink a glass of water and lower the flames.

You have a responsibility.

Respond to the President's calls and let's talk.

We only have one country.

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Source: israelhayom

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