Friday, December 14, 2012

Israel's Partisan Media

There's nothing objective about the Israeli media. They are firmly in the Left of the political spectrum and at this point will promote anything that will be bad for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's Likud.  It's most obvious on the Hebrew television channels, but the Jerusalem Post isn't immune either.

Yesterday, you could see Channel One's hyper-happy unscheduled newscast just drooling over the chance that Yisrael Beitenu's Avigdor Lieberman, the very popular Foreign Minister, who says what many people think may be forced to resign. 

FM to consult lawyers on possible resignation
12/13/2012 20:24

After A-G says he will indict Liberman for fraud, breach of trust, FM says he sees no reason to resign despite calls for him to do so.

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman
Photo: Flash 90
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman responded defiantly on Thursday to Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein’s decision to charge him with fraud and breach of the public trust, while clearing him on more serious allegations including money-laundering and bribery.

Considering that the Israeli legal department has been trying to find something to charge him with for over a decade, the timing of this announcement is very suspicious. 
He said he wanted to “set the record straight” and described himself as the victim of one long investigation that never let up for a single day since he became director of then-prime minister Netanyahu’s office in July 1996.
“Since July 1996, I’ve been under one long investigation, since then, not a single day has passed that I was not an investigative target...all part of one long investigation, with the name changing from time to time,” he said.

The Israeli media has also been backing Tsipi Livni and trying to help and promote her return to the Israeli political scene.  American politicians in the Democrat Party, like U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama also support Livni.  She's much easier to control than Bibi for sure.  Obama can't control Bibi.  The Clinton's sent their experts to help Ehud Barak defeat Netanyahu-Likud a few elections ago. 
Carville is best known for his successful leadership of former President Bill Clinton’s first campaign in 1992. Prior to that he led several prominent U.S. Senate and gubernatorial campaigns in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Georgia. He has also been a lead consultant on international elections, including the successful campaign of former Prime Minister Ehud Barak in Israel in 1999.

But since then Barak has lost all standing with the Israeli public.

In the meantime, the Israeli media is doing everything in its power to change the Israeli mindset.  All polls show Prime Minister Binyamin (Bibi) Netanyahu's Likud in the lead and Netanyahu as the only one that the Israeli public can envision as Prime Minister. 
Monday, December 10, 2012
Dialogue poll: 81% think Netanyahu will form the next government
Dialogue poll: 81% think Netanyahu will form the next government
Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA 10 December 2012

Thank G-d, Israeli voting is more supervised and harder to cheat than many other countries including the United States.  We use our official ID's with pictures to gain entry to vote.

And just to remind you, I'm supporting MKs Dr. Arye Eldad and Dr. Michael Ben-Ari's Otzma l'Yisrael, Power to Israel party.


Yoni said...

It is very important to actively promote Otzma leYisrael , because the "establishment" of the religious camp seems to boycott it – next to no positive press in Arutz 7/BeSheva or in any of the Shabbat synagogue newssheets (עלוני שבת).
The "establishment" of the religious camp are waging a very intense campaign to tell people that Otzma le Israel have no chance of making it, which can be a self-fulfilling prophesy.
There certainly are enough people who are prepared to vote for Otzma le Israel: in the Shomron, in the Gaza belt , in S. Tel Aviv (where Ben Ari has been working hard for the last 2 years), much of Habad, and many people who would have once voted for Gandhi, the Techia or even Lieberman.
Happy Hanukkah,
Yoni Gormezano

Shy Guy said...

More votes wasted. Keep it up. At least you'll feels warm and fuzzy inside.

Batya said...

Yoni, I agree, Shy, I will not vote for a party that wants to sleep tight with Bibi/Likud. Sorry

Shy Guy said...

Correct, Batya. You need to vote for a party that will fight the Likud.

Ironically, that party is the Likud.

Page down to read Comfort of the Sector or Challenge of the Likud?, by Moshe Feiglin.

Batya said...

I disagree.

Shy Guy said...

Of course you disagree. Get ready for another 3-4 year stretch of gnashing your teeth in the opposition. Very effective!

Batya said...

Shy, you're very naive about the power of the Likud MK. He/she has no real power and independent voting.