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Netanyahu, the arch betrayer



Jared Joel, Johannesburg

Netanyahu betrayed the Arab community by scaring Jews, telling them that the Arabs would go to the polls in droves, and so should they. He thus kept Likud in power.

No true leader will pit one group of citizens of his country against the others, as Netanyahu has done.

He also betrayed the Jews when, in 2013, he released 26 terrorist murderers of Jews in an attempt to keep the sham peace talks going with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. (This is not to be confused with the justified 2011 release in exchange for Gilad Shalit.) A message was thus sent that Jewish blood is cheap.

And to appease his uber-corrupt coalition partners in United Torah Judaism and Shas, Netanyahu gutted the Kotel expansion programme, betraying the Progressive and Masorti communities.

He also betrayed the ultra-Orthodox community and the Haredim by gutting efforts to improve the quality of education in Haredi schools. In so doing, he and his coalition partners perpetuate the cycle of poverty and dependence that afflicts these communities.

He has betrayed the Christian community by cutting funds for Christian schools and diverting them to the failing ultra-Orthodox ones – without improving the latter. This, at a time when Christian Arabs are enlisting in the army in record numbers.

The betrayal of African refugees is only the latest in a series of betrayals by this unworthy so-called leader, who now also faces corruption charges. It is laughable to suggest that 38 000 African refugees would pose any demographic threat to a nation with a 6.5 million-strong Jewish population.

Do not allow the Likud propagandists to fool you with the myth that there is no better leader than Netanyahu. Yes, he has had many foreign policy successes – so, make him minister of foreign affairs, where he can do what he’s good at without any of the damage. It would be wise for the Israeli people to elect a better leader – be it Lapid, Kahlon, Sharansky, Bennett or Rivlin.


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  1. nat cheiman

    Feb 22, 2018 at 11:26 am

    ‘Why would Israel want Africans that are not Jewish?

    They have the whole continent to befoul. ‘

  2. LJ

    Feb 28, 2018 at 8:09 am

    ‘Nat Cheiman I cannot even begin to describe how what you just said is ridiculous 

    First of all people have a right to move to whichever country they please. I do not have to be Shinto to move to Japan or Muslim to go live in Pakistan. The fact is is that just because Israel is the Jewish state does not mean that ONLY Jews can live in it. 

    Secondly if you feel so strongly that this continent and country are befouled then leave. We do not need people here who are not happy to be here. Go be miserable somewhere else. 

    Israel is a country where Arabs, Jews, Christians and Muslims, Black or white should be able to live and thrive in a multicultural and multiracial society. ‘

  3. nat cheiman

    Mar 6, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    ‘LJ. You are dreaming. It never worked in 1930 in Europe and it won’t work again in 2018 in Europe.

    I am privileged to live in SA. I am also happy.

    However, Africa is for Africans and Israel is for Jews.

    You are wrong! People do not have the right to move to whichever country they please. Ask Viktor Orban of Hungary or Shinto Abe of Japan.

    Your liberalism is a banality. 3rd world is 3rd world and Israel is about Judaism, not pollutants.’

  4. nat cheiman

    Mar 7, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    ‘7% of arabs and Israelis reject coexistence.

    So much for your banal liberalism’

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