"It's a bad time for us. Come after Passover."
Now, you must be wondering why it's so disturbing to me that Obama is coming late this week, less than a week before Pesach. If Obama was to just hang out at a hotel near the airport, it wouldn't be all that bad, but he's going to be on the roads a lot. And do you know what it means for a visiting American President to be on our roads? It means that those roads must be cleaner of innocent Israeli citizens than my kitchen must clean of chametz for Passover! No exaggeration at all.
Commuters can expect massive delays and road closures during the visit, but Rosenfeld said national transportation police will post traffic updates on the police Facebook page and police website around the- clock during the president’s stay here.
None of the men, I doubt if women are involved in such policy planning, accept my idea of keeping him safest by using plain, popular inconspicuous vehicles that nobody in a million years would guess were carrying important people.
During Obama's arrival on Wednesday and again during his departure on Friday afternoon, the main Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway will be closed to all traffic • And on Thursday, when the U.S. president visits Ramallah, all traffic will be halted on Route 60, the main road through Judea and Samaria.
These horrendously disruptive chutzpadik motorcades are moving phallic symbols. There's no other way to describe them. The more they disturb the innocent the more powerful the men feel. It's bullying by government decree!
Another reason it's bad timing is that our newest government has just been sworn in.
|Photo: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post|
There's anarchy in the Foreign Ministry, which doesn't have an official minister until Avigdor Lieberman's legal status is decided.
An excellent explanation of the Israeli system and situation, as explained by Ruthie Blum, can be heard in this video: