Mr. Netanyahu, you have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. For the sake of the county, go!
The above line is a paraphrase from veteran UK Conservative backbencher David Davis who in January 2022 dramatically called for Boris Johnson to resign PM.
Speaking during Prime Minister's Questions, he said leaders were expected to take responsibility for their actions, adding, "In the name of God, go".
(Mr. Netanyahu, take note of the expression “leaders were [are] expected to take responsibility for their actions.)
The “go” phrase was also used in May 1940 in May 1940, following the invasion of Norway by Nazi Germany, by Winston Churchill's ally Leopold Amery. He addressed the then prime minister Neville Chamberlain with similar words to those David Davis did 82 years later.
“Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go.”
Within days Chamberlain was gone and Winston Churchill became prime minister. And the rest is history.
Both Davis and Amery were paraphrasing Oliver Cromwell.
On April 20, 1653, Cromwell addressed parliament in London:
"It is not fit that you should sit here any longer. You have sat here too long for any good you have been doing lately. In the name of God go.”
While Davis and Amery brought down a prime minister, Cromwell rid Britain of a king.
(Bibi take note.)
I am not suggesting that Israel follows Cromwell’s model of removing a king. Davis and Amery have shown the path to take, assuming senior Likud party members have the balls to stage a coup d'état, for the sake of the country.
And changing horses midstream (during a war) does not present a problem.
There is already a robust, professional triumvirate in place to manage the war; Gallant, Gantz, and Eizencot. Ron Dermer serves as an observer, and certainly, a couple of other observers can be added; MKs with a broad knowledge of world affairs. Nir Barket, Gideon Sa’ar, and Avi Dichter come to mind.
With Netanyahu gone, civil affairs can rest with the Speaker of the Knesset Amir Ohana.
Israel has, unfortunately, no constitution. Although Yariv Levin holds the title of Deputy Prime Minister, as well as minister of justice, my understanding is that should Netanyahu be removed, the speaker of the Knesset has the authority to act as a stopgap candidate until a new PM is elected by the ruling party or a general election is held.
The speaker of the Knesset can act as President of Israel when the President is incapacitated. Although a stretch, why not have the speaker fill the role of PM?
I’ve just returned from a break, a cup of coffee, and a TV catch-up. What a mistake, Netanyahu appeared before the cameras in, a black shirt and a basket full of spin, weaving his web of fabrications. Everyone is to blame for the current situation, everyone but Netanyahu. This is the king of “it’s not me, it’s him”.
Without going into details, I gagged on my coffee, felt violently sick, and just managed to make it to the bathroom.
Some weeks ago I quoted Abraham Lincoln: "You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”
US General Douglas MacArthur was fond of saying that old soldiers (and politicians for that matter) should “simply fade away”.
Mr. Netanyahu, take note of the above.
Your days are numbered and that of your kakistocracy government. It’s beyond belief that certain members of the Likud agreed to the inclusion of ultra-rightwing nationalists, all to boost the ego of Netanyahu. No other reason.
Mr. Netanyahu, do the country a favor, take your wife, and sulk away. Join your son Yair hiding out in Florida or, as I heard from several reliable sources, your son Avnir who is hiding out in the UK.
The country is at war and your sons hide out, shying away from their responsibility. Says much about their upbringing.
Mr. Netanyahu, just go!
For the fallen of Israel not to be forgotten, we MUST be their voice.