By writer to www.haaretz.com
Not solely has “Homeland” ended, forcing us to say goodbye to Carrie Mathison, however we now have a unity authorities that has eliminated a lot of the gamers who turned our lives into an escape room. Three nerve-racking election campaigns dripping with scandals involving corruption, intercourse, lies, betrayal and threats, all happening within the ambiance of a Sicilian mafia to the soundtrack of Kahanism with a whiff of fascism, have ended with Avi Nissenkorn as justice minister and Chili Tropper as tradition minister.
What on earth occurred to the scriptwriters of Israel’s actuality? It appears as in the event that they went by a detox program and signed up for Pilates exercises.
One look at “This is what our 35th government will look like” is sufficient to make you go to sleep. As a result of actually, are you able to present me a straighter arrow than Tropper, a kidney donor? And who wants tranquilizers when Yoaz Hendel is communications minister and Amir Peretz, sans mustache, is financial system minister?
Even Miri Regev has been nullified within the Transportation Ministry. What can she do to harass us there, block the Ayalon Freeway? And the hero of the final season, Amir Ohana, was thrown from the Supreme Court docket’s excessive roof into the deep pit of the Public Safety Ministry.
What else do you may have up your sleeve? Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu divorcing Sara and marrying Supreme Court docket President Esther Hayut?
And extra usually, the place is Netanyahu’s cynical signature on each casting choice, which made you actually really feel how a lot he loved appointing the particular person with the best potential to drive the left loopy? There’s merely nothing to stay up for.
That is the anticlimax authorities, the bane of the satiric tv present “Eretz Nehederet,” the Iranians’ revenge on political cartoonist Amos Biderman. That is what is going to occur to anybody who persuades the Individuals to toughen their place in nuclear talks with Iran – he’ll be sentenced to attract Alon Schuster as agriculture minister. And isn’t it a pity to waste the present’s abilities on sending up Well being Minister Yuli Edelstein or Immigrant Absorption Minister Pnina Tamano-Shata when the craziest factor they’re more likely to do is their jobs?
Alas! The place are they, the blokes and gals who accompanied us by the previous few years? The place’s the ice queen of non secular Zionism, with the soul of a nationalist settler within the physique of a perfume model, who stood exterior the Supreme Court docket with a whip? Or our chief censor, the spokeswoman with the most important mouth and largest flag within the military, the designer of couture attire, the tradition minister who waged all-out warfare in opposition to “the ungrateful, tight-assed artists”?
What concerning the education minister who supported conversion remedy and the transportation minister who advocated segregation? And present me an writer who would dare invent the character of a Jew of North African origin who was a homosexual, right-wing former Shin Guess safety service official who supported the nation-state legislation and opposed surrogate motherhood for gays, and was a justice minister who incited rise up in opposition to Supreme Court docket rulings?
Entre nous, this authorities was established a second earlier than Netanyahu really appointed a horse as consul – not “as if” he did it, not “like” Caligula, however a real horse.
And what awaits us now? It’s no marvel they’re leaping throughout Omer Yankelevich, who looks as if a girl from a fairy-tale, a Sharon Stone from the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Ramat Beit Shemesh. It’s inconceivable to go away all the burden on Orli Levi-Abekasis, the witch from Beit She’an, who, judging by the descriptions of her, is the one case in historical past of a girl tempted by a serpent.
At this fee, Netanyahu will even perform his rotation settlement with Benny Gantz. Sure, even our very personal Hannibal Lecter, who has devoured our brains for nearly three many years, winner of the Nobel Prize in hypothesis, with an IQ of 180, will transfer on together with his life – to jail or the presidency, what’s the distinction? And all that shall be left for us to do is cringe from the reminiscences or savor them.
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