Today, I am proud to introduce the Golda Awards, named after former Israeli prime minister Golda Meir.
Golda Meir was referred to by former Israeli prime minister Levi Eshkol, as the only person in his cabinet with “balls”.
Do you get the idea?
Henceforth I will honor an Israeli woman with a Golda when I think she has shown “balls”.
The award, which covers no monetary value, will be given regardless of creed, community, ethnicity, or age.
The reason for this award, well, just take a look at our so-called representatives, particularly those on the government benches who have shown themselves to be eunuchs. Once again, thank you Adv. Ronit Amiel for the use of this wonderful, descriptive word. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/lawyer-who-helped-convict-katsav-slamms-netanyahu-in-facebook-post-631321
The first Golda goes to MK Merav Michaeli. https://www.timesofisrael.com/labors-1-woman-opposition-no-to-a-religious-occupying-non-democratic-state/
Love her, hate her, she warrants credit and respect, whether as a former journalist or now as an MK for standing up and saying what she thinks, fighting for what she believes in, despite the many problems her opinions may and do cause her. She is a champion.
Merav Michaeli could have taken the easy path and joined turncoats Amir Peretz and Itzik Shmuli, and no doubt been appointed a minister, deputy minister, or head of a powerful, meaningful committee. Instead, she has chosen to stick with her principals strive to endure parliamentary life in “no-mans land”.
My second Golda goes to an unnamed 51-year-old Yesh Atid female activist from central Israel, who, reportedly sent to Benny knife-the-public-in-the-back-Gantz, and Science Minister Izhar Shay - https://www.timesofisrael.com/woman-grilled-by-police-for-tweeting-photo-of-heart-and-dagger-tattoo-at-gantz/ - a tweet which included a heart and dagger.
Is she brave or is she foolish? There is a fine line between the two.
What is apparent, at least from the article, is that she views the new Blue & White mob as collaborators, and unlike most/all of the eunuchs in Benny knife-the-public-in-the-back-Gantz’s gang, does have a conscious, does have a soul, does have a heart. And, unlike Benny knife-the-public-in-the-back-Gantz, who claims to sleep well at night, frets over Israel’s future and direction.
Maybe she was rash, misguided in her actions, but to quote Edmund Burke, yet again, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
Good men and good women.
And, before anyone suggests, no way is Miri Regev getting a Golda!