If you are like me, five weeks after Passover and your pantry is still packed with Kosher for Passover marshmallows. The kids love them, but as much as they eat the pile never seems to get smaller. Now there is a solution. Wrap them up put them in a box and overnight them to MK Ophir Paz-Pines–because Ophir is going on a camping trip.
Paz-Pines vows to camp out at PMO until Olmert resigns
Sheera Claire Frenkel, THE JERUSALEM POST May. 4, 2007
MK Ophir Paz-Pines has announced that he will erect at tent outside the Prime Minister’s Office until the current government resigns and allows the county to heal itself.
Paz-Pines – who resigned from his post as science, culture and sport minister last October over Israel Beiteinu head Avigdor Lieberman’s addition to the cabinet – said he would begin sitting in the tent on Sunday morning and would not leave until Olmert resigns.
The tent will be built on Saturday night, and Paz-Pines will be joined by Motti Ashkenazi, who led the campaign to evict former prime minister Golda Meir from office after the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
Paz-Pines said that because he is still involved in running for the Labor Party primaries, he won’t be able to remain in the tent 24/7. However, he vowed to spend as much time there as possible when he wasn’t competing in the primaries.
Paz-Pines is currently third in the Labor leadership race, behind MKs Ehud Barak and Ami Ayalon.
There, my friends, is the problem with Israeli leadership today. If Paz-Pines truly wanted to take a stand HE would be in that tent 24/7. Yet jockeying for a higher position on the Labor list is more important than leadership and taking a stand. He would probably get more publicity if he stayed in that tent, but like Tzipi Livni he wants other people to take the stand for him.
Yesterday I read a quote from one of the protesters at Rabin Square. This guy said the problem with Israel is leadership, and all the good leaders like Ben Gurion and Began are dead. That protester must have been thinking about non-leaders like Paz-Pines. The mantra of Israeli leaders has always been “follow me” but today it has morphed into “you go do.”