This was a portend of things to come. netanyahu is an extreme revisionist himself. If at times past he seemed to be more pragmatic, those days are gone. This colnist population that now numbers in the hundreds of thousands, are ideologically driven, violent, and scorn the democratic process. The government has culitvated for decades a national ethos of a nation living on the brink, of potential annihilation, where peace is not possible since the enemy is not a normal enemy that can become a friend after the settlement of disagreements. It is an existential threat. netanyah, even if he wanted to, realises that this is the elephant in the room no one is really willing to confront. It would tear the country apart, a jewish intifada. They will go on doing what they have been doing, confident that AIPAC and its network will see that they be allowed to do what they want to make a bad situation worse.
Defense Ministry says had no knowledge of alleged improper defense deals by Gal Hirsch (Haaretz)
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