World News: Former Israeli Mayor David Rubin Sheds Light on Israeli Politics (Q&A)

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David Rubin, native New Yorker and former mayor of Shiloh, Israel, and author of a new book, "Confronting Radicals: What America Can Learn from Israel" recently spoke on the divisiveness in Israeli politics and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's future.

Israeli politics can be complicated. The latest development in the reborn ancient nation is that a relatively unknown name to Americans, Naftali Bennett, almost became Israel's next prime minister, in a power sharing arrangement with current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but it didn't happen.


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Will Israel President Rivlin task the Knesset with selecting a candidate since Netanyahu Failed to Form a Coalition? The deadline for Netanyahu to cut a deal to save his political career has just passed. Is this the end for Israel's embattled prime minister?

Helping sort this out for us is David Rubin, former mayor of Shiloh, Israel, a native New Yorker who has been living in Israel for thirty years. His latest book is Confronting Radicals: What America Can Learn from Israel.  

Q: Why didn't Prime Minister Netanyahu's agreement to a power sharing arrangement with Naftali Bennett lead to a stable conservative coalition?

A: Now that Netanyahu has failed to put together a coalition, what other possibilities remain?

Q: Is it still possible that Netanyahu can survive as prime minister?

A: If not Netanyahu, the most likely replacements would be Naftali Bennet or Yair Lapid. Who are they and how would they be different from Netanyahu—including how the leadership change might impact the average American?


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Q: And if the more centrist Lapid fails to form a coalition, President Rivlin could let parliament (the Knesset) select a candidate as a last resort to avoid a fifth election. What would that path look like and who would be the likely prime minister?

A: Lapid may be given the mandate, but it is EXTREMELY unlikely that he will be able to put together a majority, even with the support of the anti-Israel Arab parties If it goes to the Knesset, it will be three weeks of chaos and then new elections. Only Gideon Saar of the center-right New Hope Party can save the day, but he says he won't because personal bad blood between him and Netanyahu. Too bad since Saar holds the key to a stable right-of-center coalition. Even the Left can coalesce around Saar. 

Q: Shifting gears, in your book, "Confronting Radicals: What America Can Learn From Israel," you refer to Israel's experience as a country that was socialist for three decades. Can you explain why so many young Americans support socialism? Why is the term "democratic socialism" deceptive and how did Israel end its own socialist experiment?


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A. The growing surge in radicalism in America exploded in the spring of 2020 with the Portland Antifa riots—and has not let up. The radical Left is exploiting everything that can be politicized from race to police shootings to states strengthening election laws. Along the way, communities—and minority owned business, have been decimated in some of the nation's largest cities.

Radicalism, the rising tide of socialism, and capitulating to America's enemies has been embraced by the Democrat party and the Biden Administration. Chaos and anarchy will gradually morph into totalitarianism, leading to the removal of individual rights and freedoms.

In his new book, "Confronting Radicals: What America Can Learn from Israel," David Rubin discusses the danger of the radical left in America and what we can learn from the Israeli experience.

Q. Where can people find your new book: "Confronting Radicals: What America Can Learn From Israel?" 

A. My book is available for purchase on Amazon.


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BIO: David Rubin, former Mayor of Shiloh Israel, is the author of the new book, Confronting Radicals: What America Can Learn from Israel. Rubin is the founder and president of Shiloh Israel Children's Fund, established after he and his then three-year-old son were wounded in a terror attack.

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