Is this the political Center that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has aimed for?
|thanks to Esser Agaroth|
Bibi, stuck in the hole of the bagel...
Bennett, Jerusalem Post:
Economy Minister Naftali Bennett pledged on Saturday "to put an end" to freeing murderous terrorists ahead of a Knesset panel vote Sunday on a bill that if passed could be used to prevent the release of terrorists in future peace talks.
"For the last thirty years Israeli governments have been releasing murderous terrorists. Sometimes in exchange for something. Sometimes in exchange for nothing," Bennett said on Facebook late Saturday.
“I will continue to defend the values of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state, and will under no circumstance allow anyone to weaken its democratic values and to subordinate them to Jewish ones,” Livni intoned......However, the plain and irrefutable fact is that the word “democratic” doesn’t even appear once in the Declaration. The carefully composed document only cursorily lists assorted individual freedoms (distinct from collective/national ones), “as envisioned by the Prophets of Israel.” Considering the authors’ meticulous attention to every nuance during a series of ultra-exhaustive consultations, this omission was no accident.It seems that in comparison to Livni, Netanyahu seems almost chareidi...
I have no doubt that Bennett's and Livni's campaigns are only beginning. No doubt that the failing popularity of Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid party will prompt him to mount a campaign in attempt to rescue his political future. It's easier to campaign when you have clear positions and ideology. If Netanyahu's Likud is really a Center Party, it will be more like yeast dough after being punched down, very small. Or is this Bibi's idea of a therapeutic Swedish massage, or is it a political nightmare? I guess it depends on whether or not Bennett, Lapid or Livni can reach his political jugular.