Springtime signals its entrance as temperatures warm and leaves and flowers reliably return. Election time in Israel signals its entrance as politicians emerge from their hibernation and their embarrassing proposals reliably return.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s secular mullah, recently awoke. His proposal? Behead Palestinians.
What makes Lieberman’s plan so unique is he doesn’t limit it to terrorists or criminals. His focus is on Israeli Arabs who are, in his opinion, disloyal to Israel.
Israelis do know best. Just ask Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He was kind enough to offer our President advise on how to negotiate with Iranians just as effectively as he has avoided negotiating with Palestinians. Plus when he appeared before Congress, Netanyahu offered several speaking bonuses: history lessons, a Holocaust survivor stage prop, and a fascinating story about Purim that actually earned Queen Esther her first congressional standing ovation. Lieberman, on the other hand, didn’t appear before Congress or receive any standing ovations. Nor is he likely to any time soon. But his overall message is one Americans can certainly learn from.
Lieberman’s plan could potentially be a great voting model for the U.S.: One man, one vote could become one man, one beheading. If voters don’t think their candidates and elected officials support what they should support, then why should voters have to waste their time repetitively voting against entrenched office holders? Beheading is so much quicker and more decisive. Now that’s a message sure to earn a bipartisan congressional reaction.