Most people simply have no clue as to how much power Israel’s Supreme Court has.
There is literally no example of this anywhere in the world. In a recent interview with Piers Morgan, Netanyahu said the following: “Israel’s Supreme Court can nullify any decision of the Knesset, can nullify any appointment of the government, can intervene in military matters, can intervene in the fight against terror and can even try to stop the government from taking gas out of the sea… a project that will bring billions of dollars into the economy.”
He stressed over and over that there is no democracy in the world that gives the judiciary this kind of absolute power.
Had this been explained in a clear and simple way, the protest movement would have ended before it began. However, the government dismissed these protests as meaningless.
Furthermore, the attorney-general forbade Netanyahu from speaking on this issue, calling it a conflict of interest. This was a gamechanger.
In addition, the right didn’t realize how well organized and, especially, how well-funded they were. People were being paid to attend these rallies – I know this for a fact; 250 shekel to attend the rally plus an additional 100 shekel for transportation expenses.
The political losers (Lapid, Gantz, Michaeli and Barak) then went to stage 2. They claimed the current government was against women, peace and democracy.
Stage 3 was an attack against Haredim – the usual favorite pin-cushion of the left.
During all these months, the response by Bibi and his team was poor and disorganized, and the left jumped on it. They continued with their full court press and nonstop attacks. They used a brilliant marketing technique, which I call “Claiming Ownership.” This is simple, yet highly effective.
It works like this: 10 companies are in an industry, all competing for business, when all-of-a-sudden one of them – just one of them – claims that they have a money-back guarantee. They then say that they have five engineers on staff for quality control, a 24-hour customer service center, a website in Spanish etc… In reality, all 10 of these companies have the same thing… but since they didn’t say anything – the one that announced it – Claimed Ownership!
This is what happened in Israel. The leftists claimed they are pro-democracy, that they want equal rights, that they care about the future of Israel and the biggest one of all; that they don’t want a civil war (Lapid and Barak repeatedly said that there will be blood in the streets).
They never said the right wants a civil war, that would have been terrible. Instead, they said that they don’t want one and, as stated previously, since there was no response from the right, the people started to believe that its Opposition leader Lapid and his gang of election losers who want unity, democracy and brotherly love while Bibi, [Religious Zionism party leader] Smotrich and National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir [Otzma Yehudit] want war, bloodshed and dictatorship.
One more important point must be made. Israel is very similar to America in one critical way. The majority of the people are good and strong and live according to religious values but the leadership in all areas are in the hands of the weak, apologetic, politically correct liberals. Just think for a moment about Hollywood, the military, the academia, the media, the economy and the whole digital world. Outside of a very few exceptions, these are all in the hands of the political left. Israel is exactly the same way.
This is why, when they saw Bibi silent, they jumped on the opportunity to join the fight. The pilots (most of whom haven’t flown in 30 years), the labor union, the healthcare system… they all joined in the “Get Bibi” fight when they saw he was going down.
Remember what I wrote above: The leftists suffered a major defeat on November 1, 2022 (election day), so they decided that if they can’t run the country… there won’t be a country to run.
The lesson for us in this big mess is simple.
For years the right-wing built settlements, planted trees to keep land in Jewish hands and established Torah-based communities all over the country. They started amazing charity organizations, Jewish educational programs, pre-IDF training centers and much more. They did everything except the most important thing of all: leadership. They left that in the hands of the left and now we see what that means.