Thursday, January 22, 2009

Israelis Move to the Right

The next Prime Minister of Israel?

War is good for the hawks. It is true in Gaza, where the recent war has only brought more support to Hamas, not less, and it is true in Israel too.

According to Haaretz:
A Channel 2 election poll revealed on Wednesday that Likud has opened a significant lead over Kadima, which stands at eight seats.

According to the poll, in next month's general election Likud will win 30 seats, as opposed to 22 for Kadima. [Last week it was 28 to 24.] Labor under Defense Minister Ehud Barak wins 14 seats, as opposed to 16 in last week's poll.

Avigdor Lieberman's far-right party Yisrael Beiteinu [which advocates expelling Israeli Arabs] has gained unprecedented popularity, and now wins 16 seats. Shas grows stronger too, and wins 11 seats. [There are 120 seats in the Israeli Knesset (Parliament).]

Most Israelis, it seems, feel that the war was not pursued far enough. That the IDF should have gone further and struck harder. Sad but true.

Schar averah, averah, say our sages: the payback for sinning is more sinning.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Holocaust teaches Jews nothing.

1:04 am  
Anonymous Eric said...

Tales of the working conditions at the slaughterhouse that Rubashkin ran in Postville, Iowa, have earned him widespread criticism, including that of members of the Orthodox community. In recent months, however, people from a wide range of Orthodox groups have gone to great lengths to rally behind Rubashkin, who has been denied bail pending trial as an alleged flight risk. According to his lawyer, more than 30 people have offered to put up their homes as collateral if Rubashkin is released on bail. Multiple groups have been formed to raise money for Rubashkin’s legal costs. And a delegation of rabbis representing a cross-section of the Orthodox community traveled to Iowa to visit Rubashkin in jail and make a plea for his release.see

bifrucated fersher!

8:03 am  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home