Sunday, March 3, 2013

Quick Note On Bennett-Lapid

Everyone is wondering how the religious Jewish Home party can bond so strongly to the non religious, possibly left-wing Yesh Atid party. The answer is quite simple. Deep in the psyche of the Dati-Leumi public there is a strong wish to be recognized by the rest of the Israeli public. To belong. To be cool. To show that we are not like the isolationist Haredim. Yair Lapid is at the moment the coolest, most Israeli guy around. Because we hang out with him, we are cool too.

This is also the big secret of Bennett's rise to power. Bennett is the Dati-Leumi dream. Someone who is one of ours, and yet part of the Israeli elite. He's a commando, he's in high-tech, he even speaks ENGLISH.

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