Monday, June 9, 2014

Lapid, Livni and Bennett: Anarchy in the Netanyahu Government

Recent policy statements of Government Ministers Yair Lapid and Tsipi Livni make the thinking person wonder what they are doing in Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's government. They sound more like the American Government than coalition partners with Naftali Bennett.
Two centrist* parties in the coalition – Yesh Atid and Hatnua – threatened to quit the government if it annexed West Bank settlements in response to the vacuum in the peace process.
“If even one settlement is unilaterally annexed, Yesh Atid won’t just quit the government, it will topple it,” said its party head, Finance Minister Yair Lapid, on Sunday. (Jerusalem Post)
The ideological differences between the various members of Bibi's coalition are more opposite than a well made Chinese sweet and sour dish. Those sorts of culinary contrasts may taste great, but they can make for anarchistic governing, which is what seems to be going on right now in Israel.

At the same time Minister Naftali Bennett has promoted his program to annex many of the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.
"Under the plan, Israel will gradually annex Area C of Judea and Samaria, where 400,000 Israelis reside..."

Yes, those are the same places that Lapid and Livni want to make judenrein, cleansed of Jews.

Nu, I ask you:
Which of these plans represents the ideology of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu?
Is anyone in the driver's seat?

*I would not call Yesh Atid or Hatnuah "centrist." They are both extreme Left, even though Lapid made a point of inviting a variety of people to run on his list. When it comes to official ideology, they are just window-dressing.


steve said...

The arab propaganda machine has done an excellent job recruiting the Israeli left to do their dirty work.
Lapid and Livni have not got a clue....sure,give away the whole of Yehuda and Shomron and then look at your watch to see how long the rockets and bombs will take to arrive in Kfar Saba and Raanana and Ramat Aviv and Herzliya..

yitz said...

Unfortunately, when Bibi makes comments like, "I don't want one State from the (Mediterranean) Sea to the Jordan (River)...we must separate from the Palestinians" -- he sounds a lot more like Livni & Lapid than he does like Bennett. Arutz-7 says he may be floating a "trial balloon" for the next, ugh, "disengagement", i.e. expulsion! Caveat emptor!

yitz said...

Of course, today, Bibi has "changed his stripes" and sounds more like Bennett:
Reacting to Lapid’s comments, sources close to Netanyahu said Sunday night, "Anyone who has political experience knows that one does not make concessions without receiving anything in return, particularly with a government which includes a terrorist organization that wants to destroy Israel."
"We have seen in Gaza what is the outcome of a unilateral withdrawal," said the sources, referring to the 2005 Israeli "Disengagement" from Gaza which resulted in endless rocket attacks on southern Israel.
"Any map that is presented would be the starting point of the Palestinian demands," said the sources, who added that Netanyahu "will continue to lead the State of Israel while maintaining the national interests of the citizens of Israel."