- For one thing- the public is fickle.
- Another thing- the really hard work starts after the elections.
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Because, were the vote to take place today, Finance Minister Yair Lapid and his merry band of total- and near-unknowns would be dropping from 19 to 10 seats. And that’s today, without a seductive, yet untested alternative.Of course his campaign promises weren't at all realistic, but realism and common sense aren't what most Israelis look for in their political parties. Party loyalty is no longer strong. People go for the disposable, whether dishes, clothes or politicians.
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And even worse are the candidates who seem oblivious to the difficulties of the job they want. Unfortunately that just makes it easier for them to be bamboozled, controlled. I don't agree with the politics of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, but I must admit that he has learned the profession of Israeli politics. He knows how to control the ministers in his cabinet and the Knesset Members in his coalition. He also has good control over the Likud.
If only Netanyahu would just use skills and talents to make us, the State of Israel truly independent and sovereign in Our Land. He has the power, and the country would gladly unite behind him if he'd just stop trying to please and placate the United States.