Ilana Dayan's opening monologue in the "Ovda" program in Keshet 12, following the coup d'état, March 16, 2023 (Teacher 12)
"The government is taking us to a place from which no democracy has returned alive. You decide which side of history you want to stand on," said journalist Ilana Dayan this evening (Thursday) in an unusual opening monologue of her show "Ovda" on request 12, following the legal revolution.
Watch the monologue (above).
"I want to do something I've never done," she said.
"We have been broadcasting 'Ovda' for almost thirty years, and usually bring one story a week. For many years I thought that a journalist should keep his opinions to himself. But as of last night it is quite clear where we are going. So tonight I want to speak from the heart, and not necessarily as a journalist, Especially as Ilana, the daughter of Wilma and Mordechai, who came here from South America because of Zionism, and stayed because it was for them, and for me, the most wonderful place in the world to live in. Also for my children, all three of them are from this country. All three of them intend to make their home here. Straight and LGBT homes.
Mostly good houses, and very Israeli.
I hate to tell them it will be okay, but they learned a long time ago to recognize when I'm faking optimism."
"And I had run out of optimism a little, even before last night's events. It was about running out, he told my second son here, not long ago, that the judges of the High Court ruled that Alice Miller would be admitted to the pilot course only because she seemed nice to them, similar to their neighbor's daughter.
Not because she deserves to be there, not because we deserve to have women pilots and fighters and women who fly in general.
Just because she seemed nice to them, and Simcha Rothman maybe less so."
Simcha Rotman (Photo: Yehats)
"So when this legislation is rushing forward, don't believe those who say that everyone will be fine, that the rights of gays, women, Arabs, reporters, lecturers, the poor, and later also Haredim and others will not be harmed here. How do I know? Because I believe most of the things that Simcha Rothman and Yriv say Levin. And I see what they are doing."
"Because a government that insists on arranging for itself advisers, who do not need to be listened to, on appointing judges on behalf of and neutering them for safety, on enacting laws that cannot be criticized, and on eradicating freedoms that cannot be done without. Such a government takes us to a place from which no democracy has ever returned in its lifetime Because Shelton doesn't grab such amounts of power just for decoration. Just like no one stores tons of gunpowder to paint Itamar climbing the walls."
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"And don't let the noise confuse you," Dayan added.
"It's not very interesting if Bibi is looking for an exemption from a sentence, and Gafni is looking for an exemption from conscription, and Deri is looking for an exemption from previous convictions. It's secondary and unimportant noise. Like Barak's mistakes and the injustices of the High Court of Justice.
There were such.
Of course there were.
But there is nothing in this 'reform' that will fix them.
It has a pumping of tremendous, absolute power to only one place."
"And now, when there is no compromise in sight, ask yourself only one question: Will there be one thing - one - that the majority will not be able to do to the minority, after this move is completed.
Then imagine yourself in a minority, any minority.
And after you imagine, decide which side of history you want to stand on.
And what will you tell the children of the winter of '23 one day?
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The legal revolution