Bibi, you're out of touch
Yerach Toker
Published: 15.12.13, 20:00
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1. Oh, stop whining!
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (12.15.13)
Love to see how you'd cope following a SuperStorm Sandy. In the meantime, have the grace to shut up.
2. Dear Yerak, Bibi doesn't care and he will NEVER understand..
Alex ,   Jerusalem   (12.15.13)
the suffering of most Israelis. He has never felt cold, or wet, or hunger (he probably doesn't even fast on Yom Kippur) or worried if he has enough money to pay the rent, for food, electric bill or for medicine, That's why we exist. To work and pay taxes so he can just write a check. Actually, he probably doesn't even do that. Someone does it for him. All he has to do is look smug for the camera and shake peoples hand at election time.
3. what dreck. you are the one who is out of touch.
ralph   (12.15.13)
4. #1 Fake Sarah B! The real Sarah B would never post this..
Menachem ,   Israel   (12.15.13)
...rude comment.
5. Help is available in Jerusalem
A Jerusalemite ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (12.15.13)
Call the moked hairiya (Jerusalem municipal help line) at: 6236787. They brought me cooked food and even sent volunteers to dig me out of a house totally isolated by the snow.
6. Your Kollel should learn more Torah
Mordechai   (12.16.13)
Don't you know it is prohibited to work ..ever. Everyone because haredi last week and stopped working so their is no one left to fix your power.
7. self reliance
Tansy ,   TX USA   (12.16.13)
So much for personal responsibility and being self reliant. Next time be prepared.
8. Sarah B
Lucy ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (12.16.13)
It's not a competition! When Sandy hit the US, international humantiarian aid rushed to rescue....where are you for us?
9. Yerach, your failure to prepare ...
Devorah   (12.16.13)
for an emergency falls on you. Perhaps, from now on, you will have an adequate reserve of food, water, flashlights, candles, batteries, etc. for at least one week for you and your family. Don't expect the government to drop everything to attend to your every need -- ever. Man up and assume responsibility prior to a disaster happening.
10. Cheap-shot articles like this don't help the country...
Scott ,   Haifa   (12.16.13)
11. # 2
Philip ,   Afula, Israel   (12.16.13)
I dont exactly love Bibi, but I always remember that he did take part as a commando to free the highjacked Sabena plane. So he did pass a certain test of character with flying colours and its good to see this aspect of him as well.
12. Bibi definitely out of touch
R ,   Israel   (12.16.13)
I was lucky enough to have electricity, though no heating, the past 3-4 days and our area wasn't as cold as Jerusalem and we were still very cold. I felt guilty for having it relatively good while so many people didn't, and helpless as there was no possibility to help out. My heart goes out to you and your family and the tens of thousands of others who passed these days without heat, hot water, etc. I too expected to see our prime minister doing anything but spouting nonsense about how great everything is. He really is out of touch. The online news showed the king of Jordan out helping, pushing cars out of the snow. I'm not naive enough to imagine that he spent much more than a few minutes doing that, or that the photo-op wasn't part of the plan, but it was a much better example than that of our PM. And Sarah could have visited a few shelters, or something - anything. Where is our leadership?!?
13. its the 3rd in series of whining editorials..
Yardena   (12.16.13)
So this is the 3rd editorial series criticizing Netanyahu at Ynet. I think its time for the Israeli government to well and truly put these overly critical people in their place. They are obviously used to their bludging way of life and consider themselves to be somehow socially above normal citizens of the country. They need to be told to sit down and shut up. pls Ynet- no more nonsensical editorials that waste my intelligence
14. Stupid article
Madeleine ,   Israel   (12.16.13)
What a whiner. There are tens of thousands like him and they are freezing, cold, miserable but they are doing the best they can under the circumstances. Hevrat hashmal is working round the clock, but with pylons down in many places, electricity can't be restored very quickly. Roads blocked with cars, as well as snow, make it nearly impossible for emergency service to get through. And believe it or not, Bibi has been 'there' for the nation. My bet is that this writer is one who is envious of anyone who has more in life than he does.
15. Bibi
Ellio lumbroso ,   Montreal canada   (12.16.13)
The prime minister is doing a fantastic job . Your sarcastic comments are stupid. Better shut up !
16. Please....
Ben ,   Boston, USA   (12.16.13)
Quit your complaining 2 years ago we were hammered with the Halloween Storm, and my house was without power for 4 days in fridged sub freezing temps. Rather than complaining our neighbors helped each other out. Deal, it is part of human life, things break, power goes out, but instead of complaining do something about it. Hardy israelis my ass, survive a new england winter then talk to me
17. Stop the whining!
Isabella1709 ,   Tampa USA   (12.16.13)
According to the news you all had plenty of warning there was a storm coming. So what did you do? Go out and buy provisions? Probably not. Just like those idiot Palestinians that never fix the sewer system in Gaza, etc., and then bitch and accuse when the place floods. No, Bibi probably is warm and in a safe place with power, he should be, he is the Prime Minister. No doubt the government is working as fast and hard as possible to restore power, but they can't be everywhere at the same time.
18. Yes, Bibi should come help you.
Sabab ,   Jerusalem   (12.16.13)
Get off your lazy arse and take care of yourself instead of whining how comfortable the Prime Minister (who doesn't get time off because of the snowstorm) looks
19. In our country every drop of rain,every snowflake is being
tom ,   tel aviv   (12.16.13)
turned into anti-Bibi, Bolshevik propaganda. Nice try, no cigar..
20. The cold
Ros ,   Tel Aviv   (12.16.13)
Unfortunately there are still people who have no electricity or water even today and unless you have experienced it, don't be so ridiculous #1 and feel sympathetic instead!
21. stop whining.....
and start wineing, no electricity needed and it improves your mood.
22. Why...oh,why....
Aviva ,   Jerusalem   (12.16.13)
does Ynet seem to print every article that someone writes? I, too, spent Shabbat without heat or electricity. But what does that have to do w/ Bibi? And on what basis do you accuse him of being detached or unsympathetic? "Reid mimenu kvar". Stop dumping on Bibi every time someone in the country stubs his toe and just let him be prime minister. And Mordechai, (#6) don't know what your problem is but....
23. missing the point
i think that all you critics of this article are missing the point he is trying to make. i think he is talking about empathy. a concept we in Israel dont really grasp. i think the writer is just expecting some empathy and modesty from the PM. it is not about politics - it is about style and substance. people are coping in freezing conditions for days - and the PM appears on tv looking warm,well fed and smug, telling people that they are ok. do any of us really think the PM is empathetic to the plight of the electorate?
24. Just what do you want Bibi to do?
Avraham ,   Netivot area   (12.16.13)
He's the Prime Minister, not a technician from the electric company. or a tractor driver. Grow up & stop whining.
25. If you sat there in freezing cold then you had no TV
barbara ,   Haifa Israel   (12.16.13)
to see Bibi sitting so smug and amused.
26. Grow up!
Nobody was expecting the storm. The preparedness might be low but the response was amazing. Why weren't you better prepared?
27. Ps: Yardena
JGedalov   (12.16.13)
You are right, you shouldnot waist your intelligence if you have any. A prime minister must have the capacity to understand his citizens, and leadership is not an easy job when it requires to know to respond appropiately to Am Israel. Cheers to your IQ
28. Reply to #13
JGedalov ,   Jerusalem, ISRAEL   (12.16.13)
we understand the writer is telling the truth, Jerusalem is still very cold and also all the yishuvim and settlements close to the city, I also believe the Prime Minister is out of touch. in fact i was expecting a Atzbaa iemun from the israeli parliament and coalition. After the Carmel fire 2010, how many firefighters planes the Benjamin Netanyahu order to buy? - the public in general is perceiving that the Israeli administration doesnt know to deal or to give solutions to some national situations. After all, what can you expect from an harvard political science guru besides the ability to deliver good speeches at the UN! why there is no public transportation working in the city ?We felt like in Siberia instead than in a snob jewish startup & hightech country!
29. I'm as anti-Bibi as they come but this is pathetic
Shachar ,   Eilat   (12.16.13)
What the hell has Bibi got to do with it!! You have only one person to blame for your problems and he's staring at you from the mirror. Next time you hear a storm is coming stock up and be prepared.
30. Grow up!
Nobody was expecting the storm. The preparedness might be low but the response was amazing. Why weren't you better prepared?
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