It is Israeli election season.
And way too soon for most of the people that I know.
Anglo Voters are not being ignored for a change.
Among the numerous election banners,
was this sign, “Us or Him”
opposing Bibi for Prime Minister
posted across from his house in Jerusalem, Israel.
Mostly I have tried to avoid sharing the unpleasantness.
But today a large Histadrut rally was taking place,
in front of the Prime Minister’s official residence,
and streets were closed off for more than two hours.
These men were blowing loudly on their whistles.
Jerusalem Council member Pepe Alalu
of Meretz political party
was on his way to join the bus loads of protesters.
I was on my way back home from a meeting
after the protest rally ended,
and I saw this sign by a trash can,
as bus loads of people wearing white Histadrut hats left.
Freedom of speech.
Protest away, as loud as you want,
block traffic and inconvenience others,
but how dare they leave our streets lined with liter!
At least one person got employment from today’s event.
Look who was cleaning up afterwards,
a Jewish man wearing zizit under his yellow safety vest.
Bibi was not even around for the event,
as he was on his way to the airport and his flight to the US.
His parting remarks:
“A few days before the Fast of Esther,
I am leaving for Washington on a fateful, even historic, mission.
I feel that I am the emissary of all Israelis,
even those who disagree with me, of the entire Jewish People.
I am deeply and genuinely concerned for the security of all Israelis,
for the fate of the nation, and for the fate of our people
and I will do my utmost to ensure our future.”
At least the Histadrut could clean up after themselves.