Before Shabbat, and with great brevity, first the good:
Livni will not be sitting in the government. What is also good, is that the reason she won’t is because she “saw no sign of Bibi’s commitment to the issues.” Which means he refused to commit to a “two-state solution.” Baruch Hashem.
Now we’ll watch as the coalition takes shape.
The bad news isthat Chas Freeman’s appointment is official. I was waiting for official word and it has come. Found it in The Washington Times: an announcement from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
“Ambassador Freeman is a distinguished public servant who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in defense, diplomacy and intelligence that are absolutely critical to understanding today’s threats and how to address them,” said the director, Dennis Blair. “The country is fortunate that Ambassador Freeman has agreed to return to public service and contribute his remarkable skills toward further strengthening the Intelligence Community’s analytical process.”
If his expertise is critical for the US, the US is now going down a very different road and the world is a different place. There is no way, here and now, for me to say all I wish to say on this subject. But it’s time for the supporters of Israel in the US to wake up and realize they have a government that is going to work against us — and to stand strong against those efforts.
We cannot rest for a moment (except on Shabbat).
Another blessing, among the many that are ours: It is pouring torrentially. How we need this!