The morning(s) after ... what are Israelis feeling?
There's a "cease fire" for now, but passions still run high ... here's a sampling of what Israelis are feeling, and a glimpse into why virtually everyone is still despondent
As a continuation of our previous column about this week’s events, we begin first with a video that went viral earlier in the week. We’ve added English subtitles to help … I don’t know who created the video, so if you do, please let me know so we can give credit appropriately.
A sense of how desperately frightened the protesters were for the future of their country:
The video, regardless of your own views on the subject, will give you a sense of just how frightened many Israelis were/are about there the country seemed/seems to be headed:
Chilling. But it was that worry that led so many thousands of Israelis into the streets, particularly after Yoav Gallant, Minister of Defense (who “figures” in the video), was summarily fired by Netanyahu for calling on the government to halt the legislative process that was pulling the country apart.
Having seen that video, you get a sense of why so many Israelis were panicked.
But that was at the beginning of the week, before the government decided to suspend the Judicial Reform, at least for now. It may surprise you to hear that both Left/Center and Right were frustrated by that decision.
Below, in our ongoing efforts to show “Israel from the Inside,”
we’ll share some of what was making its way around Israeli social media after the decision to pull back.
On April 19th, I’ll be in dialogue with Abigail Pogrebin at Temple Emanuel’s Streicker Cultural Center, speaking about my book, Impossible Takes Longer, that will have come out the week before. Information and registration on the Streicker Center website, here.
Please note: due to the Passover holiday, when many people will be traveling and otherwise occupied, Israel from the Inside will not be posting columns or podcasts during the weeks of April 3rd or April 10th.