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Opinion The wolf's horn: We will surround the fire, and the tongue Israel today


Raz said that the night before the attack on the reactor, the wild driving of the Israelis made him hesitate: "In order to protect these people, I might hang myself from the top of a palm tree in Baghdad?"

We were 18 or 19. Young and poisoned.

As on most Saturdays, pilot course number 120 remained on Saturday at the flight school in the premises, but this time - after dinner there was a chopper: the fighter pilot who led the attack on the Iraqi reactor came to deliver us a MORK.

We drank in Brigadier General Zeev Raz's words with thirst, so much so that 20 years later something of them entered one of my songs.

Raz said that the night before the attack he went home.

The wild driving of the Israelis on the road made him hesitate: "In order to protect these people, I might find myself tomorrow hanging from the top of one of the palm trees in Baghdad?"

I was reminded of this reflection of his when I wrote "Cryptos between the rocks", and it became the opening line of the song - "Between the sirens on the road and the dirty streets..."

But this week, in a tweet on Twitter, Zev Raz amazed me with a text that he will also go with me for a long time, and this time because of the deep sadness, shock and dejection that he is supposed to cause to every Israeli who loves his people and his country:

"I am amazed by the moderation of Hodak's wording. Just defending yourself with a weapon? Passive? Cheering for the dead.

"If a prime minister stands up and arrogates dictatorial powers to himself, this prime minister is a mortal. Simply put, along with his ministers and his followers. We too should have a persecuting law..."

It is not so pleasant to see a fighter pilot in a panic.

The truth is that the Levin reform, which is of course allowed to be opposed within the framework of the law, is aimed at tattooing the judicial revolution of Aharon Barak - and not the solid Israeli democracy.

Long before Aharon Barak, governments of the left and the right accepted the law of the voter and changed according to the results of the elections, although each side saw the other's rule as a disaster and an existential danger.

It worked, because Israeli democracy rests first of all on an ancient foundation - the Sage rule that states that "all Israel are Arabs among themselves".

In the name of this rule, Menachem Begin stood on the deck of the bombed Altalana, fanned the fire, declared that "there will be no fratricidal war", and laid the foundations for Israeli statehood and democracy even before the High Court was established.

So yes, yes, there used to be a "pursuing Dean" on the right.

We have not forgotten and we have not forgiven.

But the leaders of the camp were shocked by him in real time.

My mother, Naomi Shemer Zechara Labarache, translated Walt Whitman's O Captain My Captain out of her deep shock at Rabin's murder, in what later became the song "O Rav Haval".

But today on the left - the leaders of the structure, literally, call for a persecutor!

I have matured since the pilot course, and I can answer Zaev Raz: Yes, Zavik, you will fly and risk yourself for the last of the wild drivers on Israel's roads.

It will earn you the respect of having people like me take their hats off to you.

And since we don't have a hat, maybe they'll write songs about you like "Palms between the Rocks".

But that doesn't give you any prerogative.

If the wild drivers overtake you at the polling station as well - you will besiege the fire, and first of all your tongue.

Because this, sir, is the essence of democracy.

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Source: israelhayom

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