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Netanyahu and Other Signs

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1. “What I’m lacking is a clear, sharp statement from all of Kahol Lavan’s chiefs that they accept the president’s blueprint,” Avigdor Lieberman said, referring to Reuven Rivlin’s proposal to break the deadlock and achieve a rotating premiership for Benny Gantz and Benjamin Netanyahu.

What do you say? Maybe he’ll also demand that Kahol Lavan’s Yair Lapid wear a floral dress and that Gabi Ashkenazi put on lipstick for the occasion? Lieberman’s aggressiveness isn’t only related to the political stalemate that Israel is in. It also relates to the fact that anyone here who embraces liberal rhetoric is seen as weak, even if, like Gantz, he’s a former army chief.

The only way to stand next to Netanyahu and his colleagues and still look like a man is by not being liberal. That’s Lieberman’s luck, and the masculinity of anyone who has a background with a right-wing or criminal worldview is protected. It’s another possible explanation for “the left wing’s problem.” Being left-wing became synonymous with femininity. Men are right-wing.

2. Among the nonsense that the prime minister’s son........

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