Thursday, December 19, 2013

Barak's Bogus Bibi-Bashing


Sir, - It is becoming increasingly difficult and somewhat embarrassing to absorb the unmitigated hatred for Prime Minister Netanyahu that one finds in the lines and between the lines in the articles by Jeff Barak. His extreme animus causes him to be guilty of the very thing that he accuses Netanyahu of doing concerning Yuval Diskin, namely, "Going for the man , not the ball."

In Barak's hostile dissent with the way Netanyahu is negotiating with the PA he nowhere attempts to try to understand the Why's of Bibi's concerns but rather chooses to ignore the issues and attack him ad hominem when he places Netanyahu's peace efforts in the same light as the "household expenses he charges to the taxpayer: exaggerated and out of touch with the real world."

Barak is seemingly so impressed with the yichus of Budgi Herzog that he is willing to invest his populist and naive statements with Sinaitic authority. Is Barak really convinced by Herzog's imperious pronouncement that "Today is not Munich 1938"? Does Barak really not see that a nuclear Iran is an existential threat to the State of Israel and a dire threat to the whole Western world?      

We must stop constantly talking in cliches and understand that today weapons of mass destruction can literally enable the wiping of Israel off the map, as Iran has so often declared to be their intention, with no one other than Netanyahu raising a voice in objection.

ZEV CHAMUDOT
Petach Tikva

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