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Bennett hails Israel’s ‘most diverse government’ as model for debate without hate

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett addresses the UN General Assembly on September 27, 2021 (UN screenshot)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett addresses the UN General Assembly on September 27, 2021 (UN screenshot)

Bennett hails the new right-center-left-Arab government he heads as the “most diverse government in our history,” saying that it can serve as a model for debate without hate.

“In a polarized world where algorithms fuel our anger, people on the right and on the left operate in two separate realities, each in their own social media bubble. They hear only the voices that confirm what they already believe in. People end up hating each other.

“In Israel, after four elections in two years, with a fifth looming, the people yearned for an antidote: Calm. Stability. An honest attempt for political normalcy.

“Inertia is always the easiest choice. But there are moments in time where leaders have to take the wheel a moment before the cliff, face the heat and drive the country to safety.

“About a hundred days ago, my partners and I formed a new government in Israel. What started as a political accident, can now turn into a purpose. And that purpose is unity.

“Today we sit together, around one table… What we have proven is that even in the age of social media, we can debate without hate.”

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