Sins of the father / Lesley Sachs

We were all invited to be flies on a wall of the rich, powerful and famous this week. The recording of Yair Netanyahu and friends Ori Maymon and Roman Abramov exposed layers of filth that hardly suit their white-collar powerful fathers.  In a few minutes of casual, post-lap dance conversation, the three amigos, led by Yair Netanyahu, discuss women, money and power; the Netanyhau Jr. going as far as pimping his former girlfriend to his mates.

More troubling than the conversation itself is PM Netanyahu’s response to it, accusing the media of public shaming in order to undercut his government. Wrong answer, Mr. Prime Minister. The right one would have been to feel shame, to take responsibility, to restate the values according to which the public would have expected you to raise your son.

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