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The Israeli Government’s Politics Are Forgivable, but Not Its Abuse of Trust

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Avigdor Lieberman, Benny Gantz, Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett in the Knesset. This text is, more than anything, a call of warning to the present government, which every day that passes uses up a bit more of the fumes of trust on which it exists. We are not talking about substance here, not the shaping of reality or ideology either. On these matters, as the Glasgow climate summit proved for the nth time, politics as it is in Israel and the rest of the world today, and the old order as it is today, do not have the true, far-reaching ability to shape reality in depth and for the long term.

This text is about aesthetics, appearances, what is required of this government so it can continue to be the tenants’ committee in this arena – at a time when the old story is disintegrating. Hardly a day goes by without this government, by its own actions, eroding a little bit more of the public trust it still enjoys. No matter if it’s the appointment of a family relative, or budget shenanigans with the IDF , or coalition payoffs, or some real-estate developer crony who received gigantic favors. Or, as […]

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