Bibi Netanyahu and the First Zionist Congress at 1897

Bibi Netanyahu was excellent Minister of Finance, who saved the Israeli economy from the fate of Argentinian economy. Too bad people do not recognize this fact and are angry with him due to cutbacks in handouts to poor people. They do not realize that if Netanyahu hadn’t cut back those handouts, those handouts would have suffered much more serious and less controlled cuts as the Israeli economy collapses.

Bibi Netanyahu was OK as Prime Minister.

However I am not happy with one thing which he failed to accomplish.
This failing is a reason why I and other people do not remember the exact date of the first Zionist Congress at 1897.

You see, Bibi Netanyahu was Prime Minister at 1997. However, he failed to arrange for celebrations to mark 100 years since the first Zionist Congress. The event could be used to explain to the world why Zionism was necessary given the status of the Jews in Europe and Russia at the time. Why Zionism is not as discriminatory as an affirmative action type movement. What problems Zionism set out to solve.

However, since the original Zionist ideology was different in details from Netanyahu’s ideology, budgetary excuses were invoked to avoid celebrating the event.

Ten years later, we have a chance to partially fix this oversight. At 2007, we can celebrate 110 years to the first Zionist Congress. Let’s start preparing for this.

Author: Omer Zak

I am deaf since birth. I played with big computers which eat punched cards and spew out printouts since age 12. Ever since they became available, I work and play with desktop size computers which eat keyboard keypresses and spew out display pixels. Among other things, I developed software which helped the deaf in Israel use the telephone network, by means of home computers equipped with modems. Several years later, I developed Hebrew localizations for some cellular phones, which helped the deaf in Israel utilize the cellular phone networks. I am interested in entrepreneurship, Science Fiction and making the world more accessible to people with disabilities.

2 thoughts on “Bibi Netanyahu and the First Zionist Congress at 1897”

  1. Bibi has not rescued the Israeli economy. He came in to be a Minister of Finance when the world's economy was on the uprise, and rode on its coat-tails. In the mean time, he managed to single handedly increase the problem of a dispossessed class in Israel more than any other single person.

    He was not an “OK” PM by any stretch. In his time, Israel was in its worst shape both from the inside and from the outside, he brought us to the brink of war and to isolation from our traditional allies.

    Bibi is one of the worst things to happen to Israeli politics, and for my part, I hope that he would crawl back to selling funiture and leave my life alone. Not celebrating the Zionist congress? That's the worst of his transgression you can find? Even if you agree with his twisted ideology, how can you not be offended that he was engaged in petty theft? Remember the gifts fiasco? While, to our everlasting shame, he was not one of the primary figures to increase corruption in public life, he certainly did above and beyond the call of duty for the cause of corruption.

    I am worried for Israel if smart people do not yet realize what a disaster Bibi is, and what a danger to Israel he poses.


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