Mossad’s former director said at a conference this Wednesday that Israel has chosen to move on a path of self-destruction.
It was on this past Wednesday that in a security conference in Israel, Tamir Pardo, the former head of Mossad, strongly and openly rebuked the politics of Israel’s leaders.
Pardo specifically attacked their decisions over the past decades in choosing to “numb the public” rather than make a decision on the country’s borders and its settlement enterprise.
“The State of Israel has fallen into a coma. It has chosen to operate its own self-destruction mechanism. Please stop before it is too late.” Pardo asserted during his lecture at the Meir Dagan Conference on Security and Strategy at the Netanya Academic College this Wednesday.
He also added that “we haven’t learned a thing. We live in a global village where everything is transparent, and everyone is watching what is happening here on a daily basis and just waiting. Are we ready to read the writing on the wall? Against all odds, we created a state. A wealthy country with high-tech, agriculture, medicine and more. Yet, this country is torn and bleeding. The dangers have not passed, and our ill-wishers are just waiting for the right time.”
Pardo also referred to the several unsuccessful elections that have been held over the past two years in Israel to criticize the current ruling party; “Even after four election campaigns within two years, the ousted party and coalition still refuses to acknowledge the results, and address the prime minister by his title,” said Pardo, further noting that “this is now something unimportant, but rather a statement of not acknowledging the legality of the government.”
But that was not the end of his words, as he also attacked the opposition parties for refusing to support any and all laws proposed by the coalition to help make a strong government in Israel; “The political mindset of aiming to paralyze the government’s entire activity does not comply with the social convention rules on which any democratic regime is based.”
Pardo then posed a question and thereby criticized the severe lack of unity in Jerusalem; “Is Jerusalem really united? Has Israel done anything, since 1967, to unite the city?” he asked rhetorically, adding that “is there another capital in the world which has a refugee camp? Is there another capital where not all of its residents have full and equal rights? We decided on the unification of Jerusalem back in 1967, but haven’t done anything in order to unify the city.”
Is the alarm real?
Pardo’s words were followed less than two days by the Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett who warned this Friday that his government is facing collapse. Bennet noted that the state of Israel is facing a perilous future that could “jeopardize its existence” as a result of internal political strife.
He also stated that Israel is standing before a true test and a historical crossroads, accusing former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his opposition coalition of “spreading poison and chaos.” Bennett’s government has been facing major setbacks lately, with several senior members resigning within two weeks.
Echoing the same concerns, former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak expressed early in May that the demise of Israel before the 80th anniversary of its founding is really imminent.
“Throughout Jewish history, the Jews did not rule for more than eighty years, except in the two kingdoms of David and the Hasmonean dynasty, and in both periods, their disintegration began in the eighth decade,” Barak said then.