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The liberal, center-left newspaper Haaretz endorses Naftali Bennett, a privatize-anything-that-moves and annex-anything-God-promised-to-us-in-the-Bible right wing ideologue, as our next prime minister. What gives?

This is a segment from The “There’s Something About Romi!” Edition.

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4 comments on “Our Bennett-factor

  1. Doron says:

    The speakers are too much fixated in their own beliefs. They are right there are big parties with their own hardlines, but they are not big enough to govern, Naftali Benett with his small crowd is in the right/common position to find the balance, Naftali is ready to compromise. Benett is that small area where bigger circles intersect, and that gives him huge chances.
    Netanyahu is not that much ready to compromise, unfortunately, however, Bibi has more experience and always came up with a solution but it looks like he lost his touch in the past 3 years.

    1. You need to have commentators, like sally, who use the wordy shity continuously. Not acceptable for a main stream production.
      Are these school kids giving their ideas? Don’t they have a better vocabulary.

      1. Noah Efron says:

        Thanks for writing, Alan. I’d say two things, in answer to what you wrote: (1) We are definitely not “a mainstream production,” so our standards for language are more lax (as is common on podcasts), and (2) Sally speaks at least four languages and English is her third, and it is really quite beautiful: lilting and poetical. As someone who speaks only two languages, I have some reverence (and maybe a little jealousy) for how evocatively she speaks.

    2. Noah Efron says:

      Thanks for writing, Doron. I’d be eager to hear what beliefs you think the speakers “are too much fixated” in. About Bennett, I don’t see how he offers some broad common-denominator (he’s the most right-wing and the most religious of the parties seeking to form a non-Likud-led coalition). His power comes mostly from the fact that he may be willing to join either sort of coalition (one with the Likud and one without the Likud), which makes him what the political scientists call a “king maker,” rather like the ultra-Orthodox were from the mid-1980s until recently. But maybe I write that only because I am too much fixated in my own beliefs, I don’ t know.

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