Yotam happy that political deadlock has been broken

DEPENDING on your vantage point, there are a number of ways you might describe the current political situation in Israel.

For some, outsiders mostly, it could be categorised as chaotic, slightly out of control and yet also entertaining.

But for many others, especially those at the heart of it, they might refer to it as divisive, discordant or downright dangerous.

Yotam Yakir, however, now general director of Haifa Museums, once served in the Knesset as public relations director and spokesman, and he still believes in Israeli democracy — the only democracy in the Middle East.

“The elections were like a tiebreaker in tennis and after five election campaigns, finally we have a solution and a winner — the deadlock is over,” he said.

“The situation is that even during the time of deadlock, the feeling is that Israel’s democracy is a strong democracy and everybody respects the results, those who won and lost.

“That doesn’t mean there is no concern in parts of Israeli society, but left wing and centre wing parties accept and respect that Benjamin Netanyahu will be prime minister.

“The situation is that he will probably build a strong coalition for a period of time and the Israeli democracy remains stable.

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