If somebody is already going to investigate the suspicion that PM Netanyahu used taxpayer money to buy positive coverage on Israel’s Walla internet news channel, maybe we can widen the investigation. Perhaps we can also examine how it is that Israel’s Channel 2 Radio and Television’s popular broadcasters later became the heads of the Opposition parties – Shelly Yehimovitz of Labor and Yair Lapid of Yesh Atid.
I must re-emphasize: I am not interested in defending Netanyahu. In my eyes, the man is an ongoing strategic danger to Israel – starting with his hug for Arafat, to his support of the Disengagement, the Shalit deal, and on to shifting responsibility for the Iranian threat to Obama, the wholesale release of terrorists, the Marmara, Amona, the metal detectors on the Temple Mount, the so-far successful attempt to prevent the transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem and much more. I think that it is time for Netanyahu to leave office.
But I am sick of the hypocrisy. Netanyahu has to go home because he is carrying out the policies of the Left – not because he is trying to out-left them.