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Friday, February 25, 2011

It's A Wasted Vote to Vote Likud and Other Coalition Joining Parties

There was a very important vote this week in the Knesset.  If it would have passed, we Israeli citizens, tax-paying, law-abiding Israeli citizens would have been given full legal rights.  Our towns and cities would have been recognized as sovereign Israeli instead of the second or third class status we now suffer. 

Only four MK's voted for the bill which had been sponsored by the Ichud Leumi, National Union.  The Likud MK's who had been recommended in the primaries by Moshe Feiglin's Manhigut Yehudit  Jewish Leadership fled the plenum and the Likud ministers voted against.  I never expected the NRP (Jewish Home) by any other name to do anything to risk their coalition status and perks.  Ditto for Avigdor Lieberman's faux Right pro-Land of Israel party.  He used the words to attract the votes, but his MK's are even worse than the Likud's, as you can see in the Mattot Arim "report card."

The Israeli political system is multiple parties, not an American two party one.  That means that you have to vote for the party that can be relied on to support what's important to you.  And, if you're like me and, consider Israel's survival dependent on Jewish presence and sovereignty in all of the Land of Israel, the choice is a simple one.  Vote Ichud Le'umi, National Union.

12 comments:

Rob Muchnick said...

If you quote Mattot Arim, why don't you discuss whether or not one should join Likud with Susy?

Batya said...

Joining Likud and voting for them are separate issues.

Yonatan said...

I was just asking on another blog about Katz and the NU. I have only been here a year and a half, but it seems to me that in that time the NU is the only group that says and DOES whats right. The rest talk and get their marching orders from some enlightened fool from above. Too bad the "above" isn't from Hashem. I know who I will vote for.

Batya said...

Yonatan, exactly. Only the NU does what it promises.

Peace, Quiet, Joy said...

If you are truly one with Hashem you would NEVER even consider politics to be relevant. It's not a consideration and only detracts. Leave Egypt behind once and for all.

Yonatan said...

I don't agree with that statement. Of course Hashem directs the entire world, but we have free will and must do our part in it. When "leaders" are not leading in a Torah true way, it is encumbent upon us to remove them and put others in place that will do Hashem's will. Moshe led, Korach challenged his leadership, the rest had to choose whom they were going to follow, not withdraw to their tents and let Hashem sort it out.

Anonymous said...

politics is less about doing what is right which often ends up being meaningless [as in this vote], and more about compromise and moving things forward slowly.

Batya said...

G-d gave us this world to work in, the Next World is all spirit. Yes, politics is part of what we must deal with; it's human nature. G-d doesn't want anarchy.

Yonatan said...

You never have to compromise between right and wrong. This is whats wrong with the world. Truth and lie. It really is this simple. Politics doesn't have to resemble what it does now.

Batya said...

Yonatan, exactly. What, me compromise?

Hadassa said...

Shalom!
In Israel compromises in politics always move things backwards, sometimes slowly, sometimes quickly. So even if you don't believe in always doing the right thing, which is not the way of the Torah, compromise is inadvisable.

Batya said...

Hadassa, exactly