Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon apologized. He had to.
OP-ED by Gonen Ginat, in Israel Hayom.
Regular Israelis, however, are exempt from such diplomatic etiquette, free to clarify to the Americans what they know anyway, as anybody who regularly deals with Israeli popular opinion polls knows: namely, that the vast majority of Israelis believe that Ya’alon, before the apology, spoke the truth. They believe he was right.
The Americans were furious. Self-appointed experts in etiquette and propriety set out to compete over rolling eyes and sanctimonious pronouncements (making sure to be widely quoted).
But, as the dust settles, the Americans deserve to know: The majority of us are with Ya’alon, the man who spoke not only what he believes, but what most of us believe too.
Ya’alon was never great at civil talk or clean speech. He may even be a little naive. Actually, he may be very naive. Ya’alon actually believed in the upstanding quality of the people at Yedioth Ahronoth, that he could speak openly without having to fear that his comments would be leaked. They promised him that. But who believes a word Yedioth says anymore? Only a very naive person.
As a politician, Ya’alon differs from the norm, so much so that he has to strap on high boots to avoid the snakes. He said what was on his mind without sanctimony. He didn’t play around. We’re not used to people telling us the truth. We aren’t used to a politician who speaks the truth.
Now that Ya’alon has spoken the truth, we have to ask: What if he was correct?
Source: Israeli Hayom.com
I hope Ya’alon has learned from this moment of truth. And in particular about Benjamin Netanyahu’s willingness to compromise on truth.
Please read the fairy tale by Danish author H.C Andersen.
“The emperor has no clothes”.
When the last and final antichrist arrive in Jerusalem, he will be hailed by the multitudes. But a sizable numbers of true witnesses will claim, that this man and his followers are blind and naked.
Among claimed to be Christians, you find a lot of such people.
You say, “I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.” But you do not realise that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.
Written by Ivar