Monday, August 7, 2017

Is Bibi on His Way Out?

I can take the simple commonsense, mathematical or physics-type answer and give an easy yes to my question. Bibi will soon be celebrating his 68th birthday. He has been Prime Minister of Israel for an approximate decade, and even if he has inherited his father's longevity, it's an easy guess to say that not n his worst nightmares is he planning another decade in office. So, that means that Bibi is more than halfway through, which means that he's on his way out.

Now, the real question is whether after all these years of public service and politics will Binyamin "Bibi" Netanyahu leave gracefully with a "good name," or will he be served a "Go to jail" card?

Bibi and his wife Sarah have been under a "legal microscope" for quite awhile already, and  it seems to me that if there had been some serious crimes, they'd be jailed already.

On the other hand, there are those who see him as getting punished by Gd in this world for moral failures against Jewish life/building in the Land of Israel. And his recent incomprehensible failure to uphold minimal security for our security forces on the Temple Mount certainly may have tipped things against him and will cause Bibi a very nasty downfall. Metal detectors and photographic surveillance on the Temple Mount had widespread support among Israelis, Right, Left and Center, Jews and non-Jews alike. Bibi's capitulation to Arab terrorists was suicidal and incomprehensible especially for a man who's known as a brilliant masterly politician.

If Netanyahu had been strong about keeping the new security devices in place, the latest polls would have shown his Likud taking seats from Jewish Home, Yisrael Beiteinu, Yair Lapid and Kulanu. But as soon as Bibi crumbled he speeded up the "post-Bibi" competition among his wannabe successors. Look at the difference according to the polls  in "Jeremy's Knesset Insider".
With Bibi at the helm: Current Knesset seats in [brackets]
27 [30] Likud
22 [24] Zionist Union
18 [11] Yesh Atid
11 [13] The Joint (Arab) List
09 [08] Bayit Yehudi
08 [06] Yisrael Beitenu
07 [10] Kulanu
Likud under a different leader:
31 [30] Likud led by Saar, Erdan or Katz
20 [24] Zionist Union
16 [11] Yesh Atid
11 [13] The Joint (Arab) List
10 [08] Bayit Yehudi
08 [06] Yisrael Beitenu
07 [10] Kulanu
Don't forget that even with all the complaints and public investigations of Bibi, the polls are pretty consistent in giving the Likud the most seats. According to Israeli Law one vote for a political party, not a person, and the leader of the party that succeeds in forming a coalition becomes the Prime Minister.

What do you think?


Mr. Cohen said...

Maybe I’m wrong about this, but I suspect
that if Israel would elect a Prime Minister
who prays with a minyan three times a day,
every day, then many problems would soon cease.

If the Prime Minister would also recite Tehillim,
then even more problems would be solved.

Has Israel ever elected a Prime Minister
who prays with a minyan three times a day?
I don’t think so.

Greek NYC Jews and Syrian NYC Jews:

Ancient Roman historians
connected Jews with the Land of Israel

How a Reform Rabbi Became Orthodox (true story):

Reform Judaism vs. Real Judaism:

Rambam Rejected Childless Messiah:

How intermarriage harms
Jewish sovereignty over the Land of Israel

How Shabbat-desecration harms
Jewish sovereignty over Jerusalem:


Sephardic Jews REJECT Reform Judaism:

Batya said...

Gd willing

Anonymous said...

I find it always so laughable and yet so sad and corrupted that in the last number of decades, leaders in both Israel and the US are found guilty of so-called 'crimes' such as taking a gift from someone or any stupid thing and nobody gives a blink and just accepts that excuse. Those indicted for whatever, at least if they were being investigated for real crimes against the country, the people, etc., then it would make sense. In other words, it's all baloney because the real reasons for 'investigations' is because they want the power and they need to get the guy in power out. In this new world of the 'agenda', anyone who is not going their way needs to be ousted. Believe Bibi will be the last PM before Moshiach. The world has gone too corrupt. That's what happened before the great flood; just too corrupt.

Mr. Cohen said...

No human being is perfect.

Israel's current Prime Minister suffered
the burden of leading Israel with 99%
of the world against him. If you consider
his circumstances, he has not done a bad job.

Israel's current Prime Minister deserves
much credit for holding Israel together
during the 8 years of the most anti-Israel
president in the history of the USA.

Ancient Roman historians connected
Jews with the Land of Israel

Forgotten Oppression against Jews:

Batya said...

You're both right. The Netanyahu's are being persecuted and prosecuted not for what they've done but who they are. The Left are trying every trick in the book to book them.

Shiloh said...

OMG!!! So a PM should recite prayers written by someone else. Maybe a real Jewish leader prays to God on his own not using the words of others, like it comes from his own heart and own soul. Give me a break already with this. Kind David recited words from someone else, I think not.

The charges are nothing, the same garbage as what the left or NGO's are doing to Trump. Even Alex Jones commented last night this is all fake news against him. As much as I am not happy with king Bibi's continual capitulation, in this case Mr. 'Cohen' is right, he has done a masterful job in holding off the world. But he will not be able to take us over the threshold, he does not have the courage. He would make an excellent foreign minister though.