Elections in Less Than One Week – Nation Returns to Normalcy

  • Schools have opened throughout the country
  • Polls show that there may be a right-side government with Netanyahu Prime Minister
  • The danger of war grows

Elections are coming next week. Polls show that there is a possibility that Netanyahu may gather enough mandates to make a government all on the right side. This will include Likud, Yamina headed by Naftali Bennet, Shas religious Sephardic Jewish party, United Torah Judaism party, and the religious Zionist party. Gidyon Saar who broke off from Likud to make the New Hope Party  could gather 10 mandates.

Cafes and restaurants reopen.

These ten mandates gives the right side a majority but Gidyon Saar has vowed not to join in with Netanyahu to be Prime Minister. If Netanyahu is willing to step down the right side has a majority of mandates. Is not Netanyahu is counting on the Arab parties to support him because of his devotion to helping Israeli Arabs in the war against Corona virus with vaccines.

Yair Lipid is leading the left side of the government with his Yesh Atid party. Benny Gantz Blue and White are in the background with only four mandates but he is the best candidate on the left side to be Prime Minister because he is more central left. Avigdor Leiberman of the Israel House party continues his opposition to Netanyahu and the religious bloc while once he agreed to join Netanyahu. If Gidyon Saar will join the left side of the government with Benny Gantz as Prime Minister, there is a possibility that the left may get the majority.

In a war with Iran, Syria and Hezbollah a leader of the IDF warns Israel that it may get up to two thousand missiles thrown at them in the confrontation. Israel has done war games spotting over a thousand targets in one day only in Lebanon. Israel again this week has bombed Iranian targets near Damascus.

Missiles over Damascus this week.

The nation has returned almost completely to normalcy after a lockdown for several weeks and the vaccination campaign of Netanyahu. More than half of the population has been vaccinated. A large part of the population which has not been vaccinated has already natural immunity after getting Corona virus. The nation is near Herd Immunity as a result. Hospitalizations has drastically dropped. Corona virus units in hospitals have even closed down.

Israel has reached over 6000 deaths and there are still severe cases and people on respirators in hospitals but the amount has dropped below 600. The Ministry of Health has not changed its strategy that the whole nation needs to be vaccinated even children. There is still opposition within the country to vaccination. These people are using other alternatives like Quercetin, Ibermechtin, Hydrochloroquine with Zinc and Vitamins. These drugs are sold over the counter in private pharmacies and health food stores.

The High Court has ruled it illegal for the airport to remain closed. Israelis from abroad have the right to come to Israel to vote. Netanyahu has announced bail out plan for airlines. The government will buy $210 million dollars worth of flight tickets in advance from Elal airlines. The tickets will be for Israel security personnel posted at airports.

David Wexelman

Rabbi David Wexelman is the  author of five books on the topics of World Unity and Peace, and Progressive Jewish Spirituality. Rabbi Wexelman is a member of the American Friends of Maccabee, a charitable organization helping the poor in the United States and in Israel.  Donations are tax deductible in the USA.

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