Saturday, April 6, 2019

Bibi, How Dumb Do You Think We are?

Generally just before Knesset elections, Binyamin Bibi Netanyahu, #1 in Likud, starts his:
"Gevalt!! If you don't vote Likud I won't be able to form a ruling coalition."
And when the votes are counted, it's clear that Likud has leached votes from the Right wing parties. The sum total of potential MKs amenable to being in his coalition are the same as the polls had been predicting, but more are from the Likud. The "smaller" parties are even "smaller."

This time the "smaller" parties aka potential coalition partners are making a point of saying that since they plan on being in the coalition, one shouldn't fear that voting for them would make it harder for Likud to form the next government. So, now, especially since there are at least three political parties self-labeled as Right, now the Likud has come up with a new line:
Duh!? Bibi has had a decade to do it. Why hasn't he annexed our Land? It sounds like he's suddenly reading from the New Right platform, which calls for Israeli Sovereignty in Area C. Honestly, ideally I would love to undo the PA-Palestinian Authority, but it's not really feasible at this time. Anyone who says it can be done, is lying.

We know that despite Bibi's promises and smooth talking, he'll just continue as he has, unless he's more dependent on his coalition partners. The only way to see progress in annexing/declaring Israeli sovereignty is  to have a large, strong New Right in the government and Knesset. Honest Right MKs will pull Bibi/Likud Rightward. That's how politics works in Israel. This isn't Kansas; it's not even New Jersey.

Shiloh, Israel


Mr. Cohen said...

Batya said:

Bibi has had a decade to do it.
Why hasn't he annexed our Land

my response:

Maybe because during most of that “decade”,
there was an American President in power
who HATED ISRAEL with fanatical hatred
– his name was Barack Hussein Obama.


If you want the truth about Israel
and the Middle East, then do not waste
your time with the FAKE NEWS
of The New York Times and the
Israel-bashing mainstream-news-media.

Instead, visit these web sites:

Yitzchak said...

Batya, Let's face it, either Bibi or Gantz will get the lion's share of votes in this election, and will therefore be the ones forming the coalition. If Gantz is given the nod, he certainly won't choose Bennett & Shaked. But the truth is, neither will Bibi! He can't stand Naftali. So where does that leave us?
My hope is that contrary to the polls, Likud devastates Gantz, & can only form a coalition with the right. The other hope is that Bennett doesn't pass the threshold, and United Right gets the most of the seats on the right, & thus is Bibi's natural partner, together with the chareidi parties.
Perhaps not the ideal scenario, but the best we can hope for, given the current situation. It is really beyond me why anyone would vote left, for either Gantz or Labor, but this is not the reality, unfortunately. It seems that after a quarter-century of Oslo folly, some of our brothers still haven't learned!!! Your thoughts?

Anonymous said...

Isn't Shuli Mualem on the Hayemin Hachadash list? That alone is a reason not to vote for Bennett and co. This lady is a wicked feminist.

Batya said...

Yitzchak, don't forget that Bibi has had Bennett in his cabinet already.

Mr. Cohen, if Bibi had felt it important, he would have began annexation years ago, pre-Obama.

I don't know about Mualem being a "wicked feminist." But each party has someone awful. You have to look at the package.