The anti-reform protest reminds me of the Khartoum Resolution
Remember “The Three No’s” of the Khartoum Resolution: No peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with Israel. That’s what came to mind when I saw a Facebook post in response to Netanyahu’s speech tonight. The post read that we were exposed this evening to a speech by a lying dictator who has decided to destroy the country.
It seems not to matter that there is an accepted legislative procedure for debating and fighting against bill proposals you oppose. It seems not to matter that the regular legislative mechanism was rejected and for the first time in Israel’s history, the President was asked to mediate discussion in secret regarding important legislation. It seems not to matter that, even at this late stage, the Prime Minister went before the nation and invited the opposition to re-engage in discussion outside of the framework of regular legislative procedures to modify a bill that is ready for debate in the Knesset plenum at the beginning of next week.
The three no’s of the anti-reform crowd: No recognition of the coalition’s right to change an apostrophe or comma in the Basic Law: Judiciary. No negotiation with the coalition on this matter. No peace with the current coalition government.
It doesn’t seem to matter what anyone says. The three no’s — that’s the name of the game.