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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Why I Don't Vote Likud: Bibi's Support of Palestinian State

This shouldn't really surprise anyone who has been following the news here in Israel, especially when it comes to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. He has stated repeatedly, over and over in all sorts of forums that he thinks the so-called "Palestinians" sic deserve a state aka supports the "two state solution."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu renewed his commitment on Wednesday to a two-state solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after backtracking on that pledge during a heated campaign for a March election.
Speaking as he met with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on her first visit to the region, and a week after his new government took office, Netanyahu said:
"We want a peace that would end the conflict once and for all ... I don't support a one-state solution, I don't believe that's a solution at all, I support the vision of two states for two peoples." (Reuters)

Times of Israel
Netanyahu fudged, liked a tricky lawyer or used-car salesman, during the recent election campaign which shouldn't surprise anyone. He desperately wanted votes from the Right. That's also why he drafted Benny Begin to his list, promising him a vague cabinet position that wouldn't be too stressful.

No surprise to me, but terribly unfortunately, too many voters from the Right who, davka, oppose giving the Arab terrorists-Fatah and Hamas- a state fell for Bibi's scam that he would protect us from a new state in our Biblical heartland, which overlooks Tel Aviv, Netanya etc.


A simple look at recent (post 1967 Six Days War) Israel shows that all policy decisions to destroy Jewish cities and communities stem from Likud governments. Binyamin Netanyahu is no more a Land of Israel patriot than were Menachem Begin or Ariel Sharon. Begin's (father of Benny) Camp David Accords which not only ceded the Sinai to Egypt but established the policy of Arab autonomy alienated me from the Likud. Even though there are some very reliable Right MKs, they do not have the authority to impose policy. They are no more than "window-dressing."

I pray that not only will G-d bless our government leaders with wisdom, but He must also bless the ordinary voter with the ability to choose the best political party to lead our precious State of Israel out of this mess.


NormanF said...

Netanyahu says he wants a demilitarized Arab state.

It will never happen.

He can promise the Europeans as the day is long he wants a two state solution.

But he knows full well the Arabs have no intention of making peace with Israel.

Up to now, he has never had to deliver on his Bar Ilan commitment.

Batya said...

Don't count on it. He's open to negotiations and they will just lie...

Yonathan Gormezano said...

You are right. Also the Jewish Home needs an injecton of courage to stand up to their declared principles.
Shavuot Sameah

vincent said...

The good news is that the politicians in the West trust him even less than you guys do. They have had enough of all his lies, and are pro-activly pushing forward with the Pseudostinian agenda regardless of his latest statements. So - don't know if you can call it good news - the hand of Bibi will be forced wether he likes it or not towards a more nationalistic, Jewish survival, mode. An end time mode.

Batya said...

Not sure; not clear

Netivotgirl said...

I hope Vincent is correct because I don't trust Bibi AT ALL!!! He talks beautifully but when it comes down to brass tacks, he lacks the guts to follow through with action. Excellent article Batya. I'm sure a lot of voters are regretting their vote for the Likud.

Batya said...

Bibi is good at talking but his policies stink.

NormanF said...

Netanyahu is incapable of telling the truth.

I get the impression he tells various audiences what they want to hear.

If he has any core beliefs, no one knows what they are.

Batya said...

Norman, that makes him a politician and not a visionary.

Sammy Finkelman said...

Netanyahu doesn't know what else to propose as the "ideal" solution (to the wrong problem, by the way, because the problem Israel has is not that it doesn't have secure - that's where "demilitarized" comes in -and recognized boundaries.

The problem is that is Israel is vilified, and lied about, and that when any Arab wants to accuse another of the "WORST" crime, they accuse him of being associated with Israel.

That won't be cured by a Palestininian state, even one free of Jews (And no Zionist, and no Rabbi, would want Jews to live in such a dangerous state anyway)

Yitzchak said...

...that makes him a politician and not a visionary

Batya, did you ever think of him as anything else? Was there ever a leader since the Medina was founded that was a visionary? I kinda doubt it, except maybe you'll say that Ben-Gurion had some vision, but I certainly don't share the 'secular state' part of it...

Batya said...

Sammy, Bibi is counting on the stupidity of the Arabs to save us, and that is a very dumb tactic.

Yitzchak, Bibi has the potential but is missing the key.