Being a public figure isn’t easy on one’s personal life. Israel’s Minister of Education Gidon Sa’ar just got a very painful lesson in that subject.
One of his enemies decided to knock him down a few levels and/or boot him out of politics by accusing him of sexual misconduct. It was pretty easy. The person just wrote a letter, signing with someone else’s “initials” and then sent it off so the public could hear about it.
After innumerable headlines and articles and television news time spent on the subject of the “evil Gidon Sa’ar,” communicating that the previously squeaky clean Likud politician was just like the others, it has finally been revealed by the police that the letter is a forgery.
Now, I wonder if the police will devote the same time and energy to investigate, discover and prosecute the forger or forgers? People should know that if they try to destroy a person and that person’s career that they will be destroyed instead.
There’s so much internal fighting and intrigue in high places, whether politics, academia, finance, media and more. It’s really frightening to think how easy it is for someone to just write one of these “letters” or notes which can totally destroy a person, his/her family, reputation, career and worse.
I really hope that the Israeli Police won’t rest until they discover, try and convict the guilty in this real scandal.
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