Monday, September 25, 2006
Good thing today's a fast day
Yes, fasting, like in starving...
because the latest news is just the thing to lose one's appetite or latest meal.
The last thing Israel needs is another political party. But the "who me? I'm no extremist" YESHA crowd thinks that they should form a new political party.
What a waste of money, votes, etc. I'm not naive enough to think that the public is smart enough not to vote for them. It's clear that another "center-right" party will just lose us seats.
I'm sure your comments will make more sense than their plans. I hope that they don't do it. Let them join the Likud.
Here's the article:
Yesha Supporters May Form New Party
13:19 Sep 25, '06 / 3 Tishrei 5767
(IsraelNN.com) Gush Etzion leader Shaul Goldstein has said the movement backing Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza (Yesha) is considering a new political party, the Washington Post reported Monday. Describing Goldstein as "a settler leader who is identified with the movement's pragmatic wing," the newspaper described the "hard-line wing" headed by National Union Knesset Member Effie Eitam as having little chance of winning public support.
MK Eitam recently came out twice in favor of moving "a large majority of Arabs out of Judea and Samaria." Goldstein stated that the nationalist movement in Israel is frustrated, "even though many in the left wing can now see that our warnings about withdrawing from Gaza were not simply propaganda."
Kadima MK Otniel Schenller, who backed Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's program for more expulsions before shelving the idea after the war in Lebanon, told the Post, "No settlement will be dismantled until we get legitimacy for the settlement blocs."