Lessons Israel does not need from America

An insatiable appetite for revenge against Trump and Netanyahu is no way to run either country.

Jack Engelhard, | updated: 11:03

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For Leftists, around here, it is not enough to impeach President Trump while he is in office, they want him punished after he leaves and becomes a private citizen.

We hear these calls every day from Democrats. For daring to win the office, they want him ruined, and they are very good at ruining people.

See what they have done, and are still doing, against Brett Kavanaugh. They used him for practice.

They are merciless and will stop at nothing. This isn’t happenstance. This is policy, and all of them are in it together, from the halls of Congress, to the desks at The New York Times.

Even Late Show hosts and comedians are into the act. 

It has been so since day one and rather than cool down, the vindictiveness has heated up. It is not political anymore. It is personal.

Back in Congress, Jerry Nadler hates him so much, he is ready to bring down the whole House, bring a plague unto the entire Congress, prepared to stop the nation’s business from moving forward, think nothing of the rotten climate this creates, so long as through investigation after investigation, he gets Trump.

This is nitpicking without end.

Something like that appears to be stirring in Israel, and just because the United States and Israel are best friends, it does not mean we have to trade bad habits.

In Israel, and about the effort to unseat Benjamin Netanyahu, from what we are reading, the two principals, Benny Gantz, who wants his job, and Avigdor Liberman, who can possibly make it happen, are known to be politically and personally at odds against Netanyahu, but which comes first, personal comeuppance (schadenfreude), or what’s best for the nation?

Will it be enough to diminish Netanyahu politically, or will Israel learn from America that nothing else will do except that the man must be destroyed, in office and out. 

Politics as Made in the USA, at the moment, is not something Israel will want to emulate. But we are reading that both Gantz and Liberman won’t shake hands with Netanyahu.

Nor, we now learn, does Liberman have much goodwill for Gantz, either.

That is not good news toward getting Israel back to sound and solid leadership footing.

Most worrisome is that it’s starting to sound too much like Nancy Pelosi, the Democrat speaker of the House, who won’t do lunch with Trump.

Is this any way to run a country?

The news media say yes. Anything goes. The man must be buried, then dug up again, and buried again.

On Trump, it’s anything and everything. Since they failed with their Russia hoax, now they want to know who he talks to on the phone, and what his tax record looks like since birth.

What’s that got to do with the price of tomatoes?

Netanyahu – they’ve been hounding him for alleged corruption throughout his tenure on the chance they’ll catch him for cigars and perhaps a heavy-handed attempt to get favorable media coverage. They keep trying. But that delicious “Aha” moment is still to come for them for the thrill of finishing him off for good.

Mark Levin finds the charges against Netanyahu to be frivolous and ridiculous.  

Will it be enough if Netanyahu is out at the top, or must share leadership with Gantz, or will the appetite for vengeance be too hard to resist, so that he won’t be safe even in retirement.

That is no way to run a country. Yes, we said this before, but it must be said again, and again, until it sinks in at both our great countries, the United States and Israel.

New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes regularly for Arutz Sheva.

He is the author of the international book-to-movie bestseller “Indecent Proposal.” His Holocaust to Montreal memoir “Escape from Mount Moriah” has been honored from page to screen at CANNES. His Inside Journalism thriller, “The Bathsheba Deadline,” is being prepared for the movies. Contemporaries have hailed him “The last Hemingway, a writer without peer, and the conscience of us all.” Website: www.jackengelhard.com


 

  












 




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