Israeli Minister Dismisses Peace Effort
By ISABEL KERSHNER
In a belligerent speech on his first day as Israel’s foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman declared that “those who want peace should prepare for war.” (Click title for complete article)FM said in October that Egyptian president "can go to hell..."
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Will Avigdor Lieberman Go "Diplomatic?"
I sincerely hope that Israel's new Foreign Minister brings in his own staff and is immune to the usual brain-washing of high government officials.
Too many times in our history, we've elected strong, patriotic politicians and then discovered that Loony-Left wing dybbuks had taken over their brains.
I'm certainly not a Lieberman fan, but considering the rest of Bibi's bloated cabinet, he's like a breath of fresh air. Now, of course, he's saying the right things, at least as far as I'm concerned.
A fawning Foreign Minister is the last thing we need. At this point, the world is nervous. That's good.
I hope and pray that Lieberman doesn't suffer the same insecurities and inferiority complexes our other politicians in high office have suffered from. I trust that he's bright and intuitive to understand that he received most of his votes from people who liked his straight-talking about security and loyalty. Bibi Netanyahu and the Likud wimped out on it, and the Ichud Le'umi (National Union) hasn't a fraction of the charisma Bibi and Lieberman are gifted with.
The NU's new MK Michael Ben-Ari has managed to grab headlines with statements which make Lieberman look like a moderate. That's good, and that's Ben-Ari's role. No matter what the PC's may think.
Israeli politics is never dull. I hope that this new government will be a good one for us, G-d willing.