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“Now that the dust has settled and we have had time to catch our breath, it’s time to take a moment and internalize what happened in Israel these past few weeks.
Israel and its citizens have been put through the ringer. In the span of about 10 days, hundreds of terrorist rockets rained down on innocent men, women and children; Blue and White leader Benny Gantz failed to form a governing coalition, likely signaling a third election in under a year; and Israel’s long-serving prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has been indicted on charges of fraud, bribery and breach of trust. That is a lot to take in.
While many in Israel are in agreement when it comes to our right to defend ourselves against a murderous barrage of rocket fire, the latter two events have racked up tension in Israel to a level not seen for quite some time, possibly in its entire 71-year history.
Many countries would dissolve into chaos and disarray if dealt the same cards Israel has in 2019. The United States, for all its well-deserved democratic admiration, is being torn at the seams ever since President Donald Trump’s election in 2016, and even more so over the impeachment procedure against him. As much as the impeachment has polarized Americans, it would be far worse if Trump was indicted on charges of fraud, bribery and breach of trust. (Remember, the severity of the two options is different.) An impeachment removes a leader from office; a conviction lands a leader in prison.”
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