Why the Left Can’t Lay a Glove on Netanyahu

While the transnational left-wing media would love to do so, discrediting Israel’s conservative Prime Minister, Bibi Netanyahu, is more than problematic.

They can’t even lay a glove on the guy. Consider the July 2012 article in Vanity Fair. The magazine promoted the article on its cover by blurbing – Who Does Netanyahu Fear Most? Yet the article by David Margolick doesn’t even name one person he fears. Instead the article admits that Netanyahu has vanquished his domestic foes, the Israeli left-wing media and his political opposition. His party now controls 94 of the 120 seats in the Knesset.

Moreover, Netanyahu appears to Margolick, who gained a personal audience with him, to be a man with the power to act and who is calm in the realization that it will be he who will be called upon, like Churchill, to lead his people through the coming existential crisis with Iran.

Margolis begrudgingly, also sheepishly, admits that Bibi bested Obama who treated him badly during his visit to the White House. A day later, when Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress, he received cascading standing ovations, demonstrating his far greater popularity than our own President.

Margolis, no doubt a card-carrying member of the anti-conservative, capitulationist brigades, truly discredits himself in his attempt to discredit Netanyahu. In his miserably flawed literary flourish, regarding his warnings of the danger of Iran, Margolis writes, “…he may finally be right: cry wolf long enough, and a wolf may actually be at your door.”

This is an absurd construct of a leftist who has betrayed his deep felt belief that evil can be appeased or wished away. In his world, only when you cry wolf long enough will evil show up at your door. Pretend that evil doesn’t exist and you will be okay. Call evil out and then you will have created it. This is the bedrock of leftist foreign policy.

In the spring of 1945, when a liberated survivor of a World War II Nazi death camp was asked what he had learned from the ordeal, he replied, “When someone says he wants to kill you, believe him.”

During the holocaust, in what Netanyahu called the “tragedy of powerlessness,” millions of European Jews walked obediently into the gas chambers. This fact permeates the modern Israeli psyche to the extent that it gives rise to a kind of national mantra—never again. Today, it is incomprehensible for those outside Israel to understand how Israelis must be feeling, knowing that there is a new Nazi-like state poised to attempt Israeli annihilation.

As War with Iran becomes inevitable, Netanyahu is poised to become the Israelis’ Churchill.

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:14-08:00 July 11th, 2012|Islam and the West, Israel, United States of America|Comments Off on Why the Left Can’t Lay a Glove on Netanyahu

About the Author:

Larry Kelley’s life was utterly changed by 9/11. On the day after the attacks, on his way to work, he was struck by the sudden realization that World War III had commenced. Like most Americans he desperately wanted to find out who were these people who attacked us, what could ordinary citizens do to join the battle and how can those plotting to kill us in future attacks be defeated. Mr. Kelley has written scores of columns on the dangers of western complacency.