I really don't want to blog about this. I mean, this is really embarrassing. But perhaps we can learn a little bit of mussar from this: Don't be a fake. Don't pretend that everything is alright when it is clearly not. Don't be embarrassed to ask for help when needed. Don't be like Gideon Levy, who thinks that the mockery that Peretz evokes is connected to racism:
Indeed, let's call a spade a spade: The mockery of Peretz derives from racism. There is no other way to explain the systematic ridicule of his character: his English, his awkward pinning of ranks on the chief of staff, and the covered binoculars. This could happen to anyone, but we laugh at him.Gideon Levy, take the caps off of your binoculars!
Check out this from Arutz 7.