Apparently, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is hoping for good weather, because all political pundits know that difficult weather holds people back from voting. The more ideologically dedicated people are, the more they're willing to "suffer" to vote. That's another meaning of "fair-weather friends."
Likud Primaries: Rain could Wash Away MeridorBibi is loyal to Dan Meridor, but Dan Meridor isn't loyal to the ideology that most Likud voters and party members subscribe to. He has been out of step for a very long time and shouldn't be returned as a Likud MK.
Forecast for rain has Netanyahu supporters worried, because Feiglin supporters are more dedicated.
To be perfectly honest, I don't think that Bibi is quite in step with most potential Likud voters.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called on the Likud’s 125,351 members to vote in Sunday’s tight primary race, while activists released lists of recommended candidates in light of Operation Pillar of Defense and the security situation in the South.That's Bibi's biggest problem.
“I call on you to come vote for the Likud candidates in the next Knesset,” Netanyahu said in a prerecorded call to party members. “In this primary, you will choose the country’s leadership in the coming years. Come influence, decide and vote.” (complete article)
It's davka the timing of the cease fire that will effect the Likud Primaries more than anything else. We all know how short the public's memory is, but considering that the IDF reserve soldiers have barely unpacked their bags and their laundry may not yet be dry from their week's wait for action... I have a feeling that more Likud members than ever will be checking recommended lists, like I did, to get guidance re:whom to vote for.
My neighbors, Mateh Le'umi Likud activists, Shevach Stern and Natan Engelsman have been working day and night to contact all possible Likud member voters. I hope to hear form them soon about a name to substitute for Yuli Edelstein, because I don't want to vote for Edelstein. Esser Agaroth has revealed that Edelstein is one of the pro-Christian politicians. Another problem in the Christian support group is Danon....
As you probably know by now, I support Jewish-Israel, which is a group that outs Jewish and Israeli leaders whose support for Christian groups crosses the line.
We at JewishIsrael understand that this is a time of existential danger and - for many - spiritual confusion. We acknowledge that there are certain rabbinic and community leaders in Israel and America who attribute the current outpouring of fundamentalist Christian support for Israel to a prophetic era of apocalyptic change. We must remind them that regardless of one’s worldview, we Jews are obligated to hold our spiritual and physical ground and there is no rationale for breaking halachic fences, blurring lines, and jeopardizing or compromising the Jewish faith by openly embracing and encouraging evangelical designs for Israel. (About Jewish Israel)
For purists like myself, this won't be an easy decision.
Frequent commenter "shy guy" just reminded me that the Mattot Arim and Feiglin lists aren't the same. This is confusing. I'll have to get a new, cleaned up list from my Shiloh people who run המטה הלאומי.