Hamas War

Monday, October 29, 2012

Polls, Elections, and Israeli Political Spectrum

I think that paying too much attention to those political polls can be very dangerous.  It's like checking the ground, so you won't trip and then getting hit by a low branch or shelf, or checking for a branch or shelf and falling off of a cliff. 

I'm a big picture person.  And my ideas are frequently out of the boxThat means that you may not read or hear anyone else saying/writing the same as me.

Here in Israel, you'd think there's a chemistry experiment/contest going on with every single possible political alignment being polled and calculated as if they're trying to find a cure for cancer.

In Israel the big picture means that the government should be framed by equally strong opposition factions/parties.  This has not been the case for decades, ever since Menachem Begin's Likud got into power in 1977.  There was a time in the 1980's when the Techiya Party was in the opposition on the Right and there was also a Left opposition.  That was good.  But then Techiya joined the government with the Likud when Yitzchak Shamir was Prime Minister.  That was the end of Techiya.  It didn't get enough votes to make it into the Knesset in the following elections.

Since then, the Likud has been moving Left, since it doesn't fear any party from the Right.

When Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu made his coalition, he got Avigdor Lieberman to join it, which has kept Lieberman on a leash which Bibi lengthens whenever he needs something strong said that doesn't suit the image he likes to show.  Now, most probably since neither Ehud Barak (formerly Labor) nor Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) don't have much vote-getting power, he has successfully courted Lieberman to run their parties together in the next elections. 

Lieberman garnered a lot of votes in the last elections because he campaigned strongly to the Right, but now after being in the government, Right voters won't fall for him again.

NRP is trying to campaign as a Right party, but since it's comfortably in the government and enjoys ministerial perks, Israeli Right wing voters are wasting their vote to vote for them.

There is no longer a National Union Party since Ketzele ran back home to the NRP.  MK's Drs.  Arye Eldad and Michael Ben-Ari must run a strong campaign to show that they are the only party that will not compromise principles for "Volvos," aka being a government minister.

Even  extreme Left anti-religious Tommy Lapid's son Yair is trying to show that he's isn't anti-religious nor anti-Jews in the Land of Israel by campaigning in Ariel and having Rabbi Shai Piron of Tzohar as his number 2.

The smart politicians are trying to get the votes from the Right, and that means that properly presented, there can be a strong viable Right wing party in the opposition.  Netanyahu's Likud actually needs a strong Right opposition to show that he's not a Right wing extremist.  If Likud is the party most to the Right it would be bad for them.
Vote for the Eldad-BenAri Party, HaTikva, Hope!


Alan said...

>>> Netanyahu's Likud actually needs

Bibi melekh-Yisrael should take advice about internal Likud politics from someone who is on record that she won't EVER vote Likud?

Batya said...

I'm honest, unlike most others.

Anonymous said...

Shekoacho Ugvoruso Malay Olam

Very interesting image rendered on the weather mape, no? It looks like a question mark. As if the One above Hashem Yisboruch is asking us loudly - SO what are “you” going to do now? It’s obvious to anyone on the spiritual wavelength that the Holy One, blessed be He, Hashem our creator is going all out to get people’s attention with this storm.

But, while they recognize the uniqueness of this situation, they still refuse to see in it Yad Hashem - the hand of Hashem. This should be a reminder of the Dor Hamabul. We live in a corrupt society and Hashem is telling us to do Teshuva. If not I can destroy parts of the world again. Some conspiracy web sites are even claiming “Superstorm Sandy” is man-made, a manifestation of weather wars that was created as a weapon to upset the elections or as an excuse to begin filling up FEMA camps Chas VeSholom.

Among all the preparation lists being handed around, I have yet to see one that included an admonition to pray to Hashem to say Tehilim to improve our Tznius give Tzedokah and no Loshon Hora. It’s up to us - the Jews - the servants of God - to proclaim His Mastery over all that He has created and continues to create at every moment. Please don’t make lite of this post, we have to wake up Moshiach is at our doorstep waiting for us to do Teshuva so he can do his job.

It’s not to late yet. Do yourself a favor & hit the road out of the USA & into Israel before you head into the future COMMUNISM of America that’s where we are heading to. It’s not a joke. Please Google “the new world order” then google “FEMA camps” get educated you’ll be shocked and hopefully understand what’s happening “to us” here in the (US) Golden Medinah. Time IS running out for us.

No Rav/Rebbeh will tell you to run from US, use your brains, same thing happened in Nazi Germany, the Rabonim where thinking about their future, the Rabonim with nice incomes were afraid to loose it. Time to think how to save yourself and your family, no matter what, it will always be better and safer in Eretz Yisroel, even though it won’t be easy street any place in the world, but here in the USA we clearly see the handwriting openly, understand that there is very little time left for us to save our future.

The way things have been going, one day we’ll wake up and be stuck here C”V the doors are going to be locked, SHUT DOWN FOR EVER don’t wait for the last moment look and see what happened in Sedom. I beg you to get hold of you friends parents in-laws wife and kids etc. and explain that the US is coming to an END

Open your eyes & watch on a weekly basis as you get watched more & more & all rights & freedoms are removed from all of US in the USA. i.e. see what’s doing with Rabashkin, the US is about to become a full dictatorship like what communist Russia was combined with the “kindness” of Nazi Germany C”V, what’s with the FEMA camps that the US government built throughout America? With the gas chambers and trains etc. NOW we have to do Teshuva must beg Hashem for the Geulah, very hard time are approaching our way C”Vץ lets have lots of Achudas do Teshuva to be Zocha for the Geulah