Thursday, December 27, 2012

Naftalli Bennett. A young aspiring politican. Who is he?

I have only recently heard about Naftalli Bennett. He is a Politician to a party that may became the 3rd largest political party.  Some facebook friend who recently made Aliyah and some relatives who live in Israel have to give the credit for finding some new things out of what is going on.

Some of the things he has said happy to hear about. He is concerned about Union and the cost of living in Israel and those rising costs which it is nice to hear someone that talks about general economic issue and would likely agree with him.

Also it is good he has some ideas. He has said he would to annex Area C which has mostly Jews (85-90%) and some Palestinians into part of Israel proper. Which I'm sure some criticize it but I give him credit for having an idea to do something rather then just the status quo which is the easiest position.

His resume looks great. He made over 100 million selling a company he was the CEO for. Cyota.
From his wikipedia entry. "In 1999, he co-founded "Cyota" – an anti-fraud software company and served as its CEO. The company was sold in 2005 to RSA Security for $145,000,000." He also served an elite IDF unit.

So he has money and says some of the things people want to hear.

Is he too good to be true. Does he have negatives?

Sadly there are some items that make me question his sincerity to gain political power  for whatever reason. Some would like to use this to change certain laws that maybe they are vulnerable.

First and foremost. He does not live in Judea and Samaria. He lives in a very affluent area which ok but the reason he gives his wife is "secular". So basically his wife wouldn't want to live in these area's is what he is saying. Is that true, or is he hiding behind wife's skirt? I have no idea. But for someone who claims to be for these issues why didn't he marry a woman who felt the same way he did. There are plenty of women like that or again is that just a smokescreen which it may very be which he himself doesn't really think highly of the people but for political reason he has to take some stance different then the current politicians. I could be nothing as all of us as people have areas where we wish we made a better decision. But in some cases a mans wife does say something about what issue are and aren't important to them when it really come down to it.

The second issue is he does not have a degree in computer science or in some technological area but has a degree in law. Which does make me wonder what his role was at this company that developed a very good product. Was he just a lawyer to prevent others for stealing the idea or he used his law degree to be able to know how to take the work of someone else and pass it off as his own. I don't know but we don't know what his role was other then being a CEO. Which some CEO's are there for political reasons and not because they are really the ones who have the creativity and are dong the hard work in creating the product. Many American politicians are lawyers and many of them are good at saying one thing but then in power doesn't follow through as this was just to get in power.  In his case he does thing to make his resume look good but on deeper analysis what exactly did he do in this company. Even in the military what successes did he have. Would like to see more substance rather then just flashing that he made a lot of money and he served in an elite IDF position.

Lastly, does he have any position on family and moral issues

That is a big issue for Israels long term stability as with any other society. Being a politician it is an issue that you can't take a position because you will offend certain demographics and that is a problem in Israel as in other societies. He was in a home with no female siblings and you have 25% of women who are at a fairly advanced age and still not married. That is very bad no matter what the overall birth rate is. It is bad and demoralizing to men as well with this situation. Are fathers rights to their own children protected unless their is a legit reason not to and not based on very minor stuff.

If I lived in Israel I guess I might vote for him even though on balance I think there is a lot to be concerned of with this guy if he is truly sincere and certainly a guy didn't become this wealthy by just allowing groups that weren't puling their own weight to just continue in that way. If he made his money just by being the political animal in this tech world he may actually not care about the rights who aren't in a position to be that person and/or for "moral" reasons don't want to pit people against each other for their own personal gain as they find that against the torah and what God says.

So a lot of food for thought here. I certainly don't think this guy is a savior as a 40 year old guy who doesn't even live in the area he has expressed some interesting ideas and I really hope Judea and Sameria just think that because this guy has a lot of money that this is to there advantage.

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