The cost of chaos

There is enormous creative energy in Israel. While politicians play games, scientists continue to do pathbreaking research, and entrepreneurs continue to launch thousands of new start-ups.

By SHLOMO MAITAL
June 13, 2019 17:27
The cost of chaos

Chaos erupts in the Knesset ahead of its vote to dissolve itself on May 29. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

 
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I am writing these words on Thursday, May 30 – last night I was glued to the TV screen until after midnight, watching the ashen face of Benjamin Netanyahu and the perplexed faces of Knesset members. It was a cliffhanger. Most of the experts did not believe that Israel’s newly elected politicians would walk right to the edge of the precipice – and take one fateful step forward.

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