• Requesting Marc's review

    From Dan Koren@21:1/5 to All on Sat Mar 4 01:36:41 2023
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bjnik-QG7SE

    Thanks!

    dk

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  • From Marc S@21:1/5 to Dan Koren on Sat Mar 4 04:37:07 2023
    Dan Koren schrieb am Samstag, 4. März 2023 um 10:36:44 UTC+1:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bjnik-QG7SE

    Thanks!

    dk

    Didn't watch past the first minutes. Very democratic to harrass Sara Netanyahu, the wife of a democratically elected president, and preventing her from leaving - good that Lapid condemned this.

    There surely are some crazy rightwing people, but Netanyahu is not one of them - Netanyahu is also more sane and realistic than Lapid.

    You are obsessed with the right, brainwashed by the "liberal" media... How about you read the article of tabletmag I linked... or don't you have the intellect?

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  • From Marc S@21:1/5 to Marc S on Sat Mar 4 04:39:08 2023
    Marc S schrieb am Samstag, 4. März 2023 um 13:37:10 UTC+1:
    Dan Koren schrieb am Samstag, 4. März 2023 um 10:36:44 UTC+1:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bjnik-QG7SE

    Thanks!

    dk

    Didn't watch past the first minutes. Very democratic to harrass Sara Netanyahu, the wife of a democratically elected president, and preventing her from leaving - good that Lapid condemned this.

    There surely are some crazy rightwing people, but Netanyahu is not one of them - Netanyahu is also more sane and realistic than Lapid.

    You are obsessed with the right, brainwashed by the "liberal" media... How about you read the article of tabletmag I linked... or don't you have the intellect?

    I mean since - as you say - Netanyahu is made out of the same clothes as Putin, obviously harrassing his wife would be considered reasonable behaviour, right?

    Netanyahu's wife is a danger, just as Netanyahu; not the mob that harrassed his wife, eh?

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  • From Marc S@21:1/5 to All on Wed Mar 8 02:41:13 2023
    Lee Smith for Tabletmag:

    "Is the current Israeli government truly on the verge of an authoritarian turn? No, of course not. The mass protests and over-the-top rhetoric from Israel’s domestic opposition, Joe Biden’s warnings that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s reform
    agenda will curtail minority rights, gleeful announcements by the U.S. ambassador about his right to interfere in domestic Israeli politics, group letters from 50 former commandos and 75 economists who all oppose judicial reform, the financing of
    Palestinian groups with terror links, public harassment of Netanyahu’s wife: These are among the details of a single blueprint. The fact that this blueprint is designed in Washington, D.C., gives courage and direction to the demonstrators acting out
    their color revolution fantasies on the ground in Tel Aviv. And it’s evidence that Bibi is in Washington’s crosshairs, for regime change has come to Israel.

    The world has learned a lot watching America’s Middle East freedom agenda wind its way through the Fertile Crescent, North Africa, and then up the Nile, first under George W. Bush and then under Barack Obama. The first of these lessons is that when U.S.
    policymakers selectively deploy the rhetoric of democracy and human rights against target governments, their words are typically accompanied by practical measures to destabilize those governments, including U.S. allies."

    "Perhaps most famously, the Barack Obama administration’s pro-democracy campaign helped push out Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in favor of a government run by the Muslim Brotherhood, hardly an exemplary force for universal human rights. Then, during
    the Trump administration, the same Obama officials working while out of government partnered with foreign spy services to target Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with the goal of forcing him out of the line of succession in favor of a royal more
    likely to feather the retirement nests of agency officials."

    "Netanyahu, however, is a problem for an administration still determined to reenter the nuclear deal from which Donald Trump withdrew. Netanyahu has opposed the deal since the Israelis got wind of it early in Obama’s second term. Yet in his previous
    tenure as prime minster, he passed on several opportunities to disrupt Obama’s negotiations and destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities. But there’s no guarantee the famously cautious Netanyahu wouldn’t launch an attack now, especially with a right-
    wing government at his back and the U.S. seemingly preparing to accept Iran as a member of the nuclear club, so long as the terror regime’s capacity is limited to just one bomb, or maybe just a few.

    Betting that Netanyahu will continue to sit on his hands is not a strategy. So, the Obama officials running Biden’s Middle East policy are set on bringing down Bibi. Their instrument is his domestic opposition, galvanized to thwart his proposed
    judicial reforms.

    Netanyahu aides and supporters argue that far from weakening Israel’s democratic processes, his reforms would make the country’s democracy more dynamic by further empowering legislators, the elected representatives of the Israeli public. Thus, what
    Netanyahu’s opponents hysterically describe as an anti-democratic putsch is in reality a plan for a modified version of the “checks and balances” system that would distribute power among equal and independent branches of government—i.e., an
    Israeli rendition of the U.S. Constitution. And whatever experts may think about the pros and cons of the proposed reforms, the fact remains that Israel’s judiciary is less responsive to any kind of democratic restraint than the judicial system of any
    Western democracy."

    Read the full article here:

    https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/israel-middle-east/articles/biden-sets-israel-on-fire

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