July 31, 2012

Non Intervention




Usually I don't talk about Politics, and even this week when I will have something to say about politics, I will try to make it as blurry as possible.
You see, there has been a fine tradition in US Israeli relations.
According to this fine tradition, each party refrains from stating his (or her) preferences about the other party's Politics.
Thus, for instance, if there is a US Presidential race going on right now, than the Israeli Prime Minister in particular, and all of Israel's Members of Knesset in general will refrain from stating their opinions about the aforesaid Presidential elections.
I don't think it will be too much to state my own opinions about Israeli politics though, since I am Israeli, right?
Well, Israel has many parties (I think something like ten in the current Knesset), of this embarrasingly rich tapestry, I now support the Israel Labor Party, and its head Shelly Yachimovich (see picture above).
The Israel Labor party only has something like five seats (out of 120) in the current Knesset, but is considered the major opposition to the current Prime Minister, and up to about two weeks ago  Shelly Yachimovich, was indeed the head of the Opposition.
So it was very nice according to this policy of Non-intervention that our Prime Minister hosted Mitt Romney so nicely here last week, allowing him to raise more the 1M dollars in campaign money, and it was also nice on his part that he cancelled his planned meeting with  Shelly Yachimovich.
I think this is a beautiful policy all around, and I intend to keep this wonderful policy of Non Intervention.
I will not say anything about the US Presidential race!