Ilan Evyatar’s “Mr. Zigzag” (Observations, June 3) is one of the most insightful, not to mention hilarious, columns to have appeared in The Jerusalem Post for some time. I hope Mr. Evyatar writes many more pieces in the same style.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu zigzags because he is not sure of his government’s ability to withstand so many diverse pressures coming from everywhere.
Let us not talk of the pressures of US President Barack Obama, the United Nations, the Arab League, Hamas and Hezbollah. Let us not talk about Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who has done absolutely nothing for his people, and runs around the world and makes statements about his desire for a state. (He would go crazy if he were ever given territory to make a nation out of.)
It is proportional representation in Israel that makes it virtually impossible for a government to function the way we would like. Perhaps it is time that Mr. Strong really is strong, and Mr. Brave really is brave, and they and stand up with Mr. Netanyahu to help him find a straight path.
Many years ago, I was told about this promising young man, Benjamin Netanyahu, who was devoted to the State of Israel. He is Mr. Zigzag because of how the government of Israel functions.
TOBY WILLIG Jerusalem