MembersTachles with Aviel – How I really feel about Bibi

Lately I’ve been asked a lot about how I feel toward our Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

By Aviel Schneider | | Topics: Benjamin Netanyahu
Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90
Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Israel’s long-time head of government is often glorified in Christian circles as God’s chosen ruler in the Holy Land. Do I fully support the Prime Minister and his policies? Not always. I’m not anti-Bibi, but I’m also not pro-Bibi. I fully support the people of Israel and God’s promises regarding this land. I do not believe that Israel’s existence or glorious future depends on Bibi, as many, especially American Evangelicals, understand it. Some have even accused me of not “believing” enough if I don’t love Bibi with all my heart and soul, and greet his every decision with “Amen!” The problem often lies with the people, the left only sees the negative in the right, and the right only sees the negative in the left. Sorry friends, the world doesn’t work like that.

Benjamin Netanyahu is clearly a brilliant politician, and probably Israel’s most capable spokesman and ambassador. However, he is no longer the same today as he was during his first term in office, in the years following the “Oslo Accords”...

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5 responses to “Tachles with Aviel – How I really feel about Bibi”

  1. Masami Cobley says:

    I was surprised to read that you’ve been asked a lot recently about how you feel towards Netanyahu, because many of your articles have been filled with your personal prejudice against him for a long time, and I was wanting to write to you that your writing was losing objectivity and credibility.

    I am not a Bibi-adoring Christian. My interest is focused on the God of Israel and what Yeshua is doing for His people. No leader is perfect, far from it, including Netanyahu. But I haven’t seen a more suitable person in Israel at the moment yet. Your idealistic political view doesn’t seem to reflect the reality.

  2. Franciscus says:

    Thank you Aviel, this article more than any lives up to the ‘Tachles” label !
    I am located in the UK. and see many of the aspects you write about, within the media (hopefully I am reading between the lines correctly).
    It now seems to be a question of when, and by whom, Hashem will replace him with ?
    Indeed a cause for much prayer, for all of us, irrespective of our political preferences !

  3. Jake Wilson says:

    I have too little knowledge about Bibi’s politics to form a proper opinion, but the article is very interesting.

    Yet, I disagree with the following:

    “As such, he more than anyone else is responsible for the security fiasco of October 7, though not just him.”

    The only one responsible for what happened on October 7 is Hashem for it was predicted and permitted by him:

    Zech 14:2, CEV – “I will bring many Gentiles to attack Jerusalem (Jewry) – homes will be robbed, women raped, and half of the population dragged off, though the others will be allowed to remain.”

    Man has created G-d in his own image, thus they don’t understand what a “loving G-d” has to do with October 7th.

    I realize that this is a tough message for all those who have lost loved ones or are close to hostages. Yet, the current situation is merely a prelude to G-d taking vengeance on behalf of His Chosen People (the Jewish people) for some 2,500 years of Gentile oppression.

  4. Jake Wilson says:

    Unless I am mistaken, the Hebrew for “half of the population dragged off” can also be rendered “part of the population dragged off.”

  5. goodenough.stan says:

    This piece is disappointing. I don’t agree with a fair amount of what you write, Aviel, but this article is egregious and I’m sorry that Israel Today has added its voice to the torrent of anti-Netanyahu verbage flooding the internet. I’m tempted to put you in a left-wing peg hole as, sadly and, to me inexplicably, many in the Messianic community appear to be.

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