Friday, April 23, 2010

Bibi, Stop Talking; Start Building

Words, words and more words.  Everyone's reporting how Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu says that no government, Right, Left or Center has ever frozen building in Jerusalem.

All I can say to Bibi is
"Prove it!  If you're not freezing building in all Jerusalem neighborhoods, then speed it up.  Streamline permit approval.  Make Jerusalem a priority for building projects, especially the more moderate priced ones with special mortgages for Israelis who don't own homes."

Unfortunately, I keep visualizing a refrigerator with a faulty thermostat.  Yes, the type that freezes the food in the fridge compartment, damaging it.  Bibi, get your thermostat fixed before you destroy our country.
The more Netanyahu talks the more suspicious I get about his true intentions.  He should declare the topic closed and just build.


Anonymous said...

No talk will help. Netanyahu is set on destroying the country.

May the Force Majeure save us from him. :)

Anonymous said...

And one last thing:

This is not about Jerusalem. If you imply that Yehuda and Shomron are already out of the picture, we're lost already.

In principle, I have refused to sign any of the united Jerusalem petitions that's been shoved in my hands these past few years. It's about united Israel, with Jerusalem as its eternal capital.

Batya said...

Shy, of course I don't go for the "just save Jerusalem" baloney. And I, too, don't sign any of those petitions etc. This post is just a reaction to his yapping.

Israel and Jerusalem won't survive without Judea, Samaria, Jordan Valley, Golan etc. The Negev and southern coast are suffering without Gush Katif and Sinai.

Shtuey said...

Jerusalem will go the way of Yesha, and then it will be the Golan if Bibi stays in power. JPost is a propaganda tool, but they are running an article that Shas would back a Jerusalem freeze in order to protect the relationship with the US.

Hashem, hoshieinu!

Batya said...

Just remember-
We've outlasted the Hellenists and we'll outlast these guys, too.
Shabbat shalom

Anonymous said...

Batya, everyone knows the end.

It's turning to the next page that's worrying us.

Batya said...

and how many pages....?

Anonymous said...

Batya, next page.

"We have met the enemy and he is us!" - Pogo

Batya said...

I didn't vote Likud, because I heard Bibi say that he was planning on having a Center-Kadima type govt if elected.
You should rethink.

Anonymous said...

Memory refresher:

The realistic choice was between Netanyahu versus Livni being elected prime minister.

Moshe Feiglin, of the Likud's Manhigut Yehudit faction stated several times that it would be better for Livni to be Prime Minister, because she is much more forthcoming as to her intentions and not 2-faced like Netanyahu.

Netanyahu's Likud won less Knesset seats than Livni's Kadima, yet the majority of party leaders asked Shimon Peres to allow Netanyahu to form the government.

Among those who asked Peres to hand the baton to Netanyahu and not to Livni was your party's leader, Ketzelah.

Sucks, doesn't it?

You still don't catch that the only way to rid the Likud of the parasites at the top is to push them out from the bottom, via the party's Central Committee members. Joining the Likud, becoming Central Committee members and fighting from within is more critical than the national elections themselves. I even pointed out several months ago where, in a printed interview in his own B'Sheva publication, Ketzeleh himself said that this is the strategy to use to alter the Likud.

You must really hate Ketzeleh. He sounds just like me.

Batya said...

Shy, that's the crux of the problem. You've got it wrong. There is no two party system in Israel. It's much more complicated.
It wasn't between Tsippi and Bibi. Lieberman got it right by making himself look like the leader of the Right. Bibi was a weak center who played lego better than Tsippi. And Feiglin supported Bibi and then got shafted. By voting Likud he was like the girl who slept with the prince and ended up watching him marry someone else.

Anonymous said...

You repeat a lie.

Feiglin never supported Netanyahu.

Your analogy is completely off.

Batya said...

Did Feiglin say "vote Likud?"

I agree that Livni would be safer with Bibi in opposition. I've said that all along.

Anonymous said...

Yes, he did, but that's very different from you claims above.

As the only way to practically oppose Netanyahu is from within the Likud, this has been part of Manhigut's strategy all along. This was also voiced by Ketzeleh himself, although he doesn't explain how he can advocate that and have this magically occur all by itself.

What you got instead is exactly what Moshe Feiglin warned about: no internal opposition to Netanyahu only gives him a freer hand to rip the country to shreds.

Don't worry. Be happy.

Batya said...

Shy, Feiglin's strategy may have sounded good at first hearing, but after all these years, we see that it's not working and may very well have been a total mistake.

Anonymous said...

Guess what? It doesn't work with the people backing it.


Opportunity is still knocking.

Batya said...

Shy, I don't think we'll ever agree until...