Yitzchak Herzog is so desperate for votes that he blamed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Saturday for a woman airplane passenger’s outburst at a flight crew that she didn’t get her promised chocolates.
The airplane incident was caught on YouTube last week, showing a woman having a fit at a bewildered stewardess
The passenger, later joined by her family, screamed in a wild rant at the flight attendants for not selling her duty-free chocolates.
She called the stewardess a “piece of trash” and a few other unprintable expletives.
One would think that no one would justify the family’s behavior, which provided American Jewish media with a great opportunity to show Israelis as rude and brash, if not insane.
Herzog thinks differently.
With polls showing that despite his party and media outlets throwing everything at Netanyahu, including the most picayune and petty insults at his wife Sara, the voters are not changing their minds so quickly.
If elections were held today, Herzog and his political partner Tzipi Livni might eke out a tiny victory over the Likud, but they would have no chance of forming a government.
Herzog, reaching at the bottom of the electoral pit, said on Saturday that the woman’s behavior actually is Netanyahu’s fault.
Herzog is copying Obama’s logic that if the ISIS terrorists were given good jobs, they might stop decapitating victims, and Kerry’s logic that Palestinian Authority Arabs would be friendly to Israel if Netanyahu would simply surrender half of the country and expel 10 percent of the Jewish population from Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.
The woman’s rant on the Israeli flight was a “result of the division and arguments that Netanyahu caused,” he said, apparently with a straight face.
Things will be different under Herzog, he said. He will unite the people, who no longer will scream at flight attendants because they didn’t get their desserts, just or not.
Livni also tried to use the in-flight incident for political points. She wrote on Facebook that it was an “ugly incident” but took credit that as Justice Minister for promoting transparency that allows for publishing incidents, especially ugly ones, in the government.
It is no wonder that Herzog and Livni are not gaining any ground in the polls.Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu