First of all, yes, I agree with many of Feiglin's stated positions/ideology/platform. But as a long-time political pundit, blogger, writer and having been on the fringes, and even closer, to the Israeli political scene and system, most specifically the Right, the Likud and its forerunners, Herut and Gahal and Techiya, I do have a perspective much broader, deeper and larger than most people. And yes, I'm old and made aliyah in 1970. Over the decades, close to half a century, I've met and known a large number of Likud and other Israeli Right politicians.
I'm also rather pragmatic in my way of thinking and have a tendency to remember what others would prefer I'd forget.
From experience I'm rather cynical when it comes to politics, and I take for granted that not only are campaign promises made to be broken but one of the biggest dangers is projected our values and thought processes on politicians, especially those in the Likud.
- No Israeli political party has done more to destroy Jewish settlement in the Land of Israel than the Likud.
- No Israeli political party has destroyed more Jewish businesses than the Likud.
- No Israeli political party has disappointed and shocked its voters/supporters than the Likud.
- No Israeli political party has a party bureaucracy stronger and impervious to change and influence than the Likud.