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Forget Netanyahu's statement. Tamir Steinman's speech was much more poignant - voila! culture


On the day after the historic night of protest against the legal revolution, the current affairs broadcasters had difficulty passing the time until the Prime Minister's speech. After that, even in the studios they realized that the drama was somewhere else altogether

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For something like 24 hours, the reality in Israel once again surpassed all imagination.

The dismissal of Defense Minister Yoav Galant, the huge demonstrations throughout the night, the political drama and the general strike led Israel to a tense and almost surreal day.

Just like that March three years ago, when the plague invaded our lives degrading everything we were used to, there was once again a feeling in the air as if all the rules of the game had changed at once.

The public set red lines for the government, and managed to stop it.

Almost every self-respecting institution has stopped.

Regulating relations between the authorities?

Yesterday it seemed as if the relations between the citizens and the politicians were rearranged: the former demand to write their own shared story.

But the dawn of the new day is shy of coming.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's promised statement, which was already announced in the morning that he would announce a halt to the legislative proceedings to weaken the justice system in light of all the yellow cards he received, was planned for ten o'clock in the morning - and was postponed.

And since then, waiting for Godot.

And until Netanyahu is willing to speak, and while the tension grows over hours upon hours upon hours of waiting, on television it is business as usual, that is: endless idle discussions, recycled analyzes and worst of all - noisy panelists and strategic advisors who knows who they are speaking on behalf of and why.

There is almost no new information.

Preconceived arguments abound.

What's more, the atmosphere is still festive, and this carnival is colorful.

Between the photos of the flags that washed over Jerusalem and Yael Odem reporting on a conveyor belt in Israel about the situation of the unfortunates who have finally imagined how they can breathe for a moment different air and found themselves crying in duty free, everything seems a little delusional. And what do you know, even MK Tali Gottlieb gave her "Neither sex nor Mbye", don't say there isn't a comic landing.

A television anti-climax at the end of a stressful day.

Netanyahu's statement, yesterday (photo: screenshot, PM)

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The false subtitle "Immediately: Netanyahu's speech" appeared at random times during the day on several channels, so the word "immediately" was stretched far beyond its limits.

When the Prime Minister finally came up to state his words - without answering the journalists' questions - it was a speech with vile rhetoric, of someone who on one hand calls out "brothers we are" supposedly to calm the protest against him, and on the other hand describes it as irresponsible, "inflaming fraternal war", Not authentic, and somehow she is also the bad mother in Solomon's trial (!).

All in a rough hint of course, with a distance of denial.

Because it was expected and familiar, the speech was a televised anti-climax at the end of a stressful day.

Those who expected to see at the end of the saga a unified speech by a leader who understands the meaning of the division in the nation, discovered empty slogans and poisonous discourse once again.

Netanyahu himself seems worried, and he has good reasons.

The many people who took to the streets the other day and shouted that they had run out of water, will not really buy this double entendre.

But maybe after all something did change and seep into the screen.

In the 12th edition, the reporter Yaron Avraham wondered if the entire political sequence that was broadcast one after the other - the statements of Netanyahu, Gantz and Lapid - did not actually miss the story, and what really needs to be followed now is not the reactions of the party leaders - but whether those of the protesters who are now dictating the The tone, and not really counting the politicians who speak on their behalf.

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sad evening

Tamir Steinman, last night (photo: screenshot, Keshet 12)

And he was not the only one who realized that what is happening on the ground is much more important than statements saturated with pathos, and that the actual relational system between politicians and citizens has indeed changed.

Netanyahu's speech?

The speech of Tamir Steinman, who reported from the double demonstration in Beer Sheva, was much more poignant.

"A good evening, a complex evening, and the truth is a bit sad here in Be'er Sheva," said Steinman to Yonit Levy, as he stood between the demonstrators supporting the legislation and those opposing it on the main street of the Negev capital.

His face expresses complete despair as he presents both sides, tells how a very violent confrontation was avoided at the last moment, while crazy incitement calls are running in the WhatsApp groups.

"You see this sad picture," he addressed the hostess, and a short time later summarized his feelings.

"We are talking about a compromise this evening, [but] what is certain will remain in my opinion, and it's sad to say - mainly the hatred, the hatred that is felt here."

Despite the dramatic decision contained in it, Netanyahu's casual statement is unlikely to be remembered.

Unfortunately, what Steinman described with great sadness may remain with us long after all these reforms have passed.

  • culture

  • TV

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  • Benjamin Netanyahu

  • The legal revolution

  • Tamir Steinman

  • Yaron Avraham

Source: walla

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