by Rabbi Yitzchok Roth
One of Netanyahu's most effective campaign stories comes from chutz la'aretz. Albert Burla, the CEO of Pfizer Inc., talked about Netanyahu's obsession in an interview that he gave. He explained why Israel managed to get unlimited vaccinations, way ahead of other countries.
Burla described how Netanyahu called and called him — altogether more than thirty times. Sometimes he even called in the middle of the night to talk about vaccines.
Netanyahu's obsession, which some mocked, brought about the result that, bechasdei Shomayim, most Israelis are vaccinated against the virus, and there is a dramatic drop in the levels of sickness.
It seems to me that if one were to try to put their finger on the secret of Netanyahu's success, it is his obsession to be prime minister. He does not tire, even for a minute. We just had the fourth round of national elections in the past two years, and his energy is only increasing. He travels the country north, south, east and west. He does not stop for a minute. He meets voters, has election rallies and even turns up suddenly at events where there are a few thousand people and takes over. And the man knows how to work the crowds. Winning the election seems for him a question of life and death.
The other candidates also work very hard, but they are not as obsessed as Netanyahu. It is just another election for them. But Netanyahu works as if there is a sword at his throat, without letup.