All that I'm saying, is give Bennett a Chance!

Ben Packer,

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Ben Packer
Originally from Petersburg, Virginia, Ben Packer moved to Israel in 1999, where he served in the IDF's Givati Brigade in the Gaza Strip. Ben served as a Rabbi on campus at Univ. of North Carolina and at Duke Univ. Ben now serves as Director of the Jerusalem Heritage House (www.heritagehouse.org.il) and Co-Director of Young Jewish Conservatives (www.youngjewishconservatives.org). He lives in the Old City of Jerusalem with his wife and 6 children....

There's alot of negativity and extreme criticism on the social media right now directed at Naftali Bennett for not following through on his  previous threat to resign and quit the Government if he's not appointed Defense Minister. I'm not a huge supporter of Bennett. Sometimes I really like what he has to say. Sometimes.  Other times, much less. But in this particular instance, I really feel like the harsh rhetoric is a bit premature. 

Let me explain: I understand why Bennett would demand the Defense Ministry po‎sition, but I also understand why Netanyahu wouldn't want to give it to him. I also understand why neither one of them would want to bring down the Government right now. Therefore, it seems that this would be a great time for a compromise: Bennett and Bayit Yehudi stay in the Coalition, but Netanyahu agrees to some "right-wing" demands (which don't need to be made immediately public). 

My point is: Why not just wait a bit. If good things start happening, you'll know why. And if not, feel free to unload on Bennett. There are alot of things this Government has not been able to accomplish. Who is to really blame for that? Lieberman? Netanyahu? Bennett? All of them? Like in the Godfather, if we are patient, everything will become clear. And then we will know who to reward and on whom to exact revenge - when elections come around. 

And if you really feel the need to be hateful - Airbnb would be a great target right now. 

Ben Packer

Old City of Jerusalem