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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Anti-government rally scheduled for Thursday

With the report of the Winograd Commission, which was hand-picked by Prime Minister Ehud K. Olmert, to be released tomorrow afternoon, an anti-government rally has been scheduled for Thursday in Tel Aviv. The government's arrogance in refusing to take responsibility is a sad commentary on the corruption that is rampant Israeli society.


At 4:17 PM, Blogger Josh said...

Anti-government rallies are fine. Always good to hear the voices of the people. But my desperate concern is who is there really to replace the fools we currently have in office? Where are our leaders? Bibi is smart, but is he truly a leader with the strength and vision as well as the guts to get us out of the mess we're in? Where are the honest men and women of principle who can help us now, when we need them the most?

At 12:09 AM, Blogger Lois Koenig said...

I just hope that people will be allowed to take the day off, and show up in massive numbers that even Olmert cannot ignore.

He is an embarrassment and a burden to Israel at a time Israel can least afford it.

At 12:35 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

The embarrassment is the system that put Olmert into power to start. He is only an after-effect.

At 5:11 AM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...


For more on Netanyahu (and the Why Why Wye Agreement to which you are undoubtedly hinting) see here.

Bottom line: I don't believe that Wye was a potentially existential foul-up. Lebanon and Gaza both were and are.

NY Nana,

The demonstration is at night. They always are. The bigger issue is whether the police will bash heads in if the crowd does not disperse immediately. That's what happened at the first anti-Oslo demonstration in Jerusalem in 1993. It set the tone for all subsequent demonstrations and kept a lot of people away. And a lot of people still remember that.


You're right. But changing the system cannot happen overnight. We've been down that road before. For the time being, it's most important to get Olmert out AND disperse the current Knesset. If the current Knesset stays and Livni succeeds Olmert, we have not gained anything. Livni is doing all she can to disassociate herself from Olmert and remain clean. And she is popular enough that if you substitute her for Olmert, the Likud and Kadima are running neck and neck.


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