Netanyahu still has some rabbits up his sleeve

16.08.2011                      16.Aw-Elul, 5771

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Netanyahu still has some rabbits up his sleeve

In addition to the public coffers, the prime minister has a few plump rabbits up his sleeve that can transform him overnight into a beloved of the nation – the return of Gilad Shalit for example.

Above the tents on Rothschild Boulevard fly countless banners urging "Bibi go home" and displaying various other slogans of no confidence in the prime minister. Kiryat Shmona local papers reported over the weekend meanwhile that the city council had decided at this point in time to designate the prime minister an honorary resident of the city. The mayor, Rabbi Nissim Malka, said yesterday that the move was the initiative of his deputy, Likud member Yigal Buzaglo, and that if Netanyahu kept his promise to help the city, the council would favorably consider the proposal.
In a conversation with young people in the protest tents, Malka expressed hope that "everyone who needs to wake up will arrive in time and help us." This was probably a reference to politicians who collected some funding from donors and came up with a few million shekels only after the city's community center, library and cultural center closed their doors due to a budget shortage. They will grant political kindnesses to those who provide them with social justice – in other words, fill up their coffers….