Steer Clear of this Fake Protest

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 ( and Co-Director of Young Jewish Conservatives ( He lives in the Old City of Jerusalem with his wife and 6 children....

Apparently there is some kind of protest planned for this Saturday night in Jerusalem. The supposed subject - anti-corruption. This begs the question: who is pro-corruption? No one. This is the first dubious sign. Big sign #2: Moshe Yaalon is participating. The guy who is constantly whining about wanting to replace Prime Minister Netanyahu. The protest itself is being organized by Yoaz Hendel - another prominent critic of the Prime Minister and buddies with the editor the Jerusalem Post - a publication that publishes slander against our communities and faithful Jewish individuals on a daily basis. 

In short, there are 2 main reasons why no one should participate in this nonsense: 

1) Clearly this is a disingenuous campaign to bring down the Prime Minister in order to further the political aspirations of those who no longer get along with him. Quite pathetic.The technical term for such people: losers. 

2) I am often disappointed by Prime Minister Netanyahu. Whether its the lack of building in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria or the lack of leadership/action when it comes to the insolent behavior of hostile arabs/leftists at places like the Old City of Jerusalem and, quite frankly, everywhere else in the country. However, the guy handled obama pretty well and seems to get along quite well with President Trump. Pretty much everything in the country is going great! The current government coalition might be the most stable ever. AND FOLKS WANT TO PROTEST ABOUT CIGARS AND CHAMPAGNE? Gifts exchanged between rich people? That's what's bothering you? I'm not feelin' it. 

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. 

Shabbat Shalom,

Ben Packer

Old City, Jerusalem