Friday, November 4, 2016

21 years to the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin

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4th of November marks twenty-one years since the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
A gathering will be held tomorrow night, end of Sabbath, at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv.

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For most of nearly forty years the right-wing has ruled Israel, and the present Netanyahu government is not only the most extremist of them all, it bears far too many of the insignia of neo-fascism.
Netanyahu was one of the most visible and audible instigators prior to Rabin's assassination. Now, with a sense of safety in his position of power, he paranoically persecutes the institutes of democracy, such as the media and the legal system.

Netanyahu at an anti-Rabin demonstration

The present government is reluctant to reach out for serious negotiations with the (itself reluctant) Palestinian partner, it is a spearhead for settlements beyond the security fence, spending a fortune on what eventually will be dismantled, rather than enabling the young, creative, hard-working Israelis to attain affordable housing.

As a totalitarian inclined politician in power, he is Prime Minister, Minister of Communications, Minister of Economy, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Health, and Minister of Regional Cooperation. He does not see the media as legitimate in its role as scrutinizing the regime, but adheres to media as his megaphone (the Sheldon Adelson owned Israel Hayom). Likewise, the Supreme Court should not be the independent defender of democracy, as it still remains, but be ruled by the Netanyahu regime.

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Netanyahu represents another Israel than Yitzhak Rabin. In spite of Netanyahu's present rule, the large segment of the Israeli population, Ashkenazi and Sefaradic, young and old, which is hard-working, creative and contributing to Israeli society, paying for the madness of a rule that many oppose, will inevitably return to lead politically, and not only carry the economics, technology, science and culture - the very well-fare of Israeli society.

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