a reply to: gortex
Been watching this unfolding for a couple of years almost now. It has taken a long time to get this far. The problem has been that he is very popular.
He has in other ways been a very good leader. Economically and in terms of Jewish identity his firm hand has done Israel big favours though perhaps he
has not been the best of diplomats to the West nor ambassador for his nation. That has been his weakness, that is internationally. However, it was not
his job description to be ambassador, was it.
His strengths have been totally domestic in focus, politically and economically in terms of trade, though some might criticize him for not passing
enough of this on to the Israeli people. The settlements have spread. Aliyah has happened big time. The Palestinians are much weakened, Hezbollah and
HAMAS too. He has had the strength to go against the grain and call Iran out when it was not popular to do so. He was pretty much right about that
too. I can list many of his achievements.
With all that the man has been caught out on what is really a silly thing. It has been a petty thing that may bring him down, but it is still
corruption. I mean petty by his own standards he set for himsaelf as he has been so successful elsewhere. Every person has their weakness and
instigator of their downfall.
He will still have great popularity with many Jews in Israel. If he is guilty though then obviously he can't go on and must face the law. I think they
have a good case against him. He will not win it. They would not have called it unless it is a solid case.
Sad to see a man fall on the sword of his own conduct. We are all human, but we must keep up standards. He has created a long public shadow and now it
is high noon and his shadow has caught up with him.
I'll not say he has done bad by Israel. He has been very strong, but he has gone to some dark places to get Israel through all this and in the
position it is in today. It has a huge tourism industry now. It is shining very bright, having made many economic friends, even not alienating Putin
like the rest of the West has done. What price diplomacy? What price "overclocking" morally for your nation?
I think it is crazy that he should try and fight an election with all this over him. It will be very bad for Israel to have that happen. If he
stubbornly tries to hold on he may come out of it looking like a junkie for power even at the expense of moral integrity, with no restraint to know
when your time has come to pass on the responsibility. I would say he has lost balance and must remember Israel is a democracy and not his kingdom.
They all get like that in the end. It really is time to go then.
I'll wish him well and may justice be served. It has to as the whole world will be watching.
edit on 28-2-2019 by Malak777 because: (no reason given)