Although no one can predict who will win this election, we should still pronounce Benny Gantz’s inaugural speech last week a winner. After enduring mockery as a sphinx, keeping too quiet, Gantz found his voice, flapped his wings and soared.
The speech didn’t offer any new policies. It lacked innovative solutions to Israel’s challenges. That’s not what the speech was about. Instead, Gantz’s oratorical grand slam was a testament to temperament.
Good Ben(ny) tried breaking the spell that Bad Ben(jamin) cast on us. Good Benny warned against the corrupt Bibi-bargain – purchasing a stable foreign policy and economy at the cost of our souls.
Line after line skewered our now panicking prime minister, who has overstayed his welcome. Point after point resisted the defeatism and despair Netanyahu spreads. Value after value again invited us to dream Zionist dreams.