Monday, May 23, 2016

Israel performs a right-er face

Reuters, a news agency whose straightforwardness and clarity I generally appreciate, has offered up a story depicting the political discontent in Israel as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu turns even further to the right.

The story struck me as simultaneously muddied and important. It may be that my brain is simply not operating well. On the other hand, it may be that the reporter was drunk or tired or unedited.

Anyway, the spookiness of Benjamin Netanyahu is worth keeping an eye on. He's the kind of fellow, like Dick Cheney or one of those other American neocons, who could be very generous with other people's lives.

1 comment:

  1. In spite of a significant number of peace inclined population, half by most counts, israel is dominated by a right wing party protecting a fundamentalist minority and financed by the u.s. I imagine Netanyahu is fulfilling the role Hussein used to fill regarding our foreign policy.