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Life After Netanyahu

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15.12.2019

Someday in the not-too-distant future it’s going to happen: Benjamin Netanyahu will no longer be prime minister. The sun will rise in the east and set in the west the same as always but for many Israelis, perhaps for most, it will be one of the greatest days of their lives. A day of leaving the path of darkness and embracing the light, moving from slavery to freedom, the dawn of a new day, something between the fall of the Berlin Wall and Nelson Mandela’s release from prison.

A new government will arise, a national unity government. It will realize the wishes of most Israelis. It will be headed by Benny Gantz and Gideon Sa’ar, or both of them in rotation, and a new and promising chapter will be opened in the annals of Israeli history. “We’ll change henceforth the old tradition. And spurn the dust to win the prize.”

We shall establish a new world, nothing like yesterday/tomorrow – we’ll have everything.”A sigh of relief will be heard from one side of the country to the other. Osnat Hagi, the kindergarten teacher who took down Netanyahu’s picture, will hasten to hang up a photograph of the new prime minister in her kindergarten classroom, to which she shall be permitted to return.

The first days there will be a lot of light-headedness. If Gantz becomes prime minister, and that’s the option that we seem to be looking at, he........

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