Thursday, February 12, 2009

Let's Make A Deal

This is the most repulsive part of Israeli political life. It's worse than watching people at the dessert table in an "all you can eat" buffet meal.

Or a better description would be two competing grandmothers temping their mutual grandchild in order to be the favorite bubby.

Right now the "favored grandchild" is Avigdor Lieberman and his Yisrael Beitenu, Israel is Our Home, party. He's the key to making a government aka forming a coalition. And Bibi and Tsippi are willing to promise anything, let's make a deal, in order to get him on their side.

People are surprised when I say that I really don't care who's Prime Minister. After the Likud's Menachem Begin gave Egypt the Sinai and destroyed all of the Jewish communities there, and then just over twenty years later the Likud's Arik Sharon gave Gush Katif to the Arab terrorists, I'm very suspicious of the Likud.

All those people who expect Right wing Likud MK's, elected this time, like Benny Begin, Bogey Ya'alon and Gilad Erdan etc to be given powerful positions are going to be disapointed. Those powerful posititons are going to be given to the politicians Bibi is courting. Tsippi's trying the same.

Bibi and Tsippi actually both want the same thing. They both want a "national unity government." They don't want strongly ideogical partners in their coalition. And they both want to be Prime Minister. Their big problem is figuring out how to share it.

Of course, they deny the chance of rotation. But considering that between them, they have almost sixty MK's they would only need one or two small parties to give them a joint coalition.

Would such a thing be "good for Israel?" No

I don't want to hear any more about "peace talks." Tsippi wants to destroy Jewish communities. Bibi will insist that he's "keeping some."

If Bibi offers our Land to our enemies, the Left will applaud and they'll drown out the Ichud Le'umi, National Union, the only party which had a platform which catagorically opposed such policies.

Yes, you got me right, Bibi may be better in the opposition. But I don't think that Tsippi is capable of making the deal.

I did all I could. I voted for Ichud Le'umi. Now all I can do is pray, since it's not that the results are so bad on paper. The politicians elected haven't shown themselves loyal to the People and the Land.

Shabbat Shalom


Anonymous said...

That's why I want Lieberman in there... not because he's so great, but because he such a pain in the ---.

G-d forbid that Livni and Bibi create a nat'l unity government. They'll start plotting the next expulsion with a month.

I agree though, all we can do is pray and leave the fate of Judea and Samaria in the hands of Hashem.

On a positive note though, no matter how bad Bibi and Livni want to give up Jerusalem as well, they can't do it... no one can touch it.

Batya said...

I wanted Feiglin in to drive everyone nuts, but Bibi's campaign was too weak. Too bad that the other Right wing Likudniks are a bunch of wimps.