A wind of anti-Zionism batters Israel

Liberman, who made himself a name as a right wing hawk, has lately embraced the secular anti-religious agenda. And militant secularism and Zionism rarely coexisted.

Giulio Meotti, | updated: 15:27

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Israeli journalism is now working hard to affect the possible outcomes of these new elections:

 

  • A unity government between Likud and Blue & White, with or without Binyamin Netanyahu.
  • A new Likud-Liberman government.
  • A Likud-Labour government.
  • A center-left government with external Arab support.
  • New elections.

In all this talk, we are missing the point. Israel is being  battered by a wind of anti-Zionism.

Both Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid are certainly Zionist patriots. But who can really be sure that once in power they will uphold the Israeli vocation of being the nation state for the Jewish people?

Liberman, who made himself a name as a right wing hawk, has lately embraced the secular anti-religious agenda. And militant secularism and Zionism rarely coexisted.

The extreme left still holds on, divided between the mutilated Labour and the new defeatist Democratic Camp. In case of a unity government, the Arab Joint List would lead the opposition and the government should share some security information with them.

What also could they ask of Gantz? Money for their communities and an anti-Zionist agenda. I respect the Haredi parties, but they have some problems with Zionism. And religious nationalism? Yamina didn't succeed enough and Otzma didn't pass the threshold, ending its fate as another Ehud Barak.

Israeli society is strong, vital, its identity is visible and proud and in the last few years the authorities have been able to approve some very good laws about the Jewish character of the state. But we also know that everything can change in a minute.

Last week, Israel was on the news for talking about the annexation of the Jordan Valley and some part of Judea and Samaria (all or only C Area). Today, Ayman Odeh is celebrating a big success, Bibi Netanyahu risks finishing out his days like a David Ben Gurion in the desert, the secularist mood is rampant and Eretz Israel has lost some of its defenders. 

I pray all will turn out well for the Jewish state and people. 




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