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Bibi’s likely win – likely means more war

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Israel’s moving right! With or without Labor; Kadima etc.

The electorate hates Arabs

They are voting Likud or Lieberman.

No removal of settlers or settlements. Not that there has been any anyway.

More wars – just like the recent ones – where the most killed are civilians. Absolutely no consideration for historical forces at work. Or consideration for a forming alignment as an enemy (Russia, Turkey, China etc). Or concern for a weakening ally – the USA. Just more racist hawkism.



Last update – 19:00 08/02/2009

Elections 2009 / Netanyahu: I’ll keep the Golan Israeli, Jerusalem undivided

By Haaretz Service

Prime Ministerial candidate Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said only a government led by his Likud party could ensure that the Golan Heights will remain in Israeli hands and that Jerusalem will not be divided.




Kahane won

By Gideon Levy

…Rabbi Meir Kahane can rest in peace: His doctrine has won. Twenty years after his Knesset list was disqualified and 18 years after he was murdered, Kahanism has become legitimate in public discourse. If there is something that typifies Israel’s current murky, hollow election campaign, which ends the day after tomorrow, it is the transformation of racism and nationalism into accepted values.

If Kahane were alive and running for the 18th Knesset, not only would his list not be banned, it would win many votes, as Yisrael Beiteinu is expected to do. The prohibited has become permitted, the ostracized is now accepted, the destestable has become the talented – that’s the slippery slope down which Israeli society has skidded over the past two decades.

There’s no need to refer to Haaretz’s startling revelation that Yisrael Beiteinu chairman Avigdor Lieberman was a member of Kahane’s Kach party in his youth: This campaign’s dark horse was and is a Kahanist. The differences between Kach and Yisrael Beiteinu are minuscule,…

Now the instigator of the new Israeli racism will apparently become the leader of a large party once again in the government. Benjamin Netanyahu has already pledged that Lieberman will be an “important minister” in his government. …

Kahane was ostracized; Lieberman is a welcome guest in every living room and television studio. Imagine: Ehud Barak does not rule out a coalition with him;…

Lieberman and his soldiers are borne on the tides of hatred for Arabs, hatred of democracy and the rule of law, and the stink of nationalism, racism and bloodthirstiness…

Lieberman is the voice of the mob, and the mob craves hatred, vengeance and bloodshed. A useless war in which hundreds of children were killed was received here sympathetically, if not happily. …  –more–



Bibi vows to halt ‘pouring’ rocket attacks
Sun, 08 Feb 2009 15:06:29 GMT

Netanyahu says there would be no rocket attack from Gaza under his government.

Front-runner Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to stop ‘the rocket attacks’ from the Gaza Strip should he win Israel’s upcoming elections.

“Under my government, there will no longer be […] rockets that can one day reach Tel Aviv,” said Netanyahu on Sunday. …

The government’s failure in the 23-day war against Hamas – the democratically-elected government in Gaza – has dramatically increased Netanyahu’s chances to take the February 10 vote.

The latest opinion polls suggest that right-wing Likud Party would win the elections, followed by the ruling Kadima Party and right wing Yisrael Beitenu.

This is while opinion polls show that at least 20 percent of Israeli voters remain undecided as the political parties remain indecisive over key issues including the future of West Bank and the security challenges Tel Aviv faces.–more–


Not understanding Israeli politics it seems surprising that Meretz, a leftist (separate religion from state) party will support Livni. This is what Hizbollahs Web site is saying:



Netanyahu Poised to Return as Israel’s PM

The only lawmakers certain to back Livni will be her own party’s MKs and those of Meretz.

Israel Beiteinu MK David Rotem, who is close to party chairman Avigdor Lieberman, said his faction would recommend that either Netanyahu or Lieberman himself form the next government.   –more–



Johann Hari: The nightmare of Netanyahu returns

This is the man calling for the re-occupation of Gaza to ‘liquidate’ its elected government

Friday, 6 February 2009

Israel is about to make a misjudgement as disastrous – and deadly – as the attack on Gaza. In a few days, it looks as if it could elect Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister once again.

This is a man calling for the violent re-occupation of Gaza to “liquidate” its elected government. This is a man who says he will “naturally grow” the West Bank settlements. This is a man who says he will “never” negotiate over Jerusalem, or the Golan Heights, or control of the West Bank water supply.

This is a man who says establishing a Palestinian state would leave Israel with, “an existential threat and a public relations nightmare reminiscent of 1938 Czechoslovakia”. This is a man who Yitzhak Rabin’s widow said helped create a climate of hate that led to his murder.    –more–


There has been a rotten run on so called ‘likable’ leaders, Blair, Bush etc ….

Update: Adding Uri Avnery Gush Shalom, the article gives an overview of all the parties in the election:


The above logo is not from this article But it says talk with Hamas

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The pictures above are not from this article

Dirty Socks

…  FOR ME, the greatest evil is Binyamin (“Bibi”) Netanyahu.

gushlogoIf he gets one vote more than his rivals, the President will entrust him with the task of setting up the next government. Netanyahu has already committed himself to inviting Avigdor Liberman, the pupil of the fascist Meir Kahane, as his first partner, as well as Shas, which has now become an extreme right-wing party. Perhaps he will also take in the “National Union”, which is even more extreme, and the remnants of the National Religious party, together with the Orthodox.

If this is to be the core of the next coalition, we shall have an extreme nationalist-racist government, a government that will reject outright any possibility of ending the occupation, setting up a Palestinian state and evacuating the settlements.

After that, Netanyahu could invite Kadima and Labor, but that would not matter anymore. Since he will be able to set up a government without them, he will get them for next to nothing. In such a government, their only function will be to serve as fig leaves, camouflage for the Americans.

One must also remember who would come with Netanyahu: types like Limor Livnat, Benny Begin and Bogie Yaalon….

Fascism has become a serious player in the Israeli public domain. The three main parties have now legitimized it. This phenomenon must be stopped before it is too late. –more–

From Tony karon’s blog, a senior editor at TIME.com:


Perhaps Benjamin Netanyahu’s victory in next weekend’s Israeli election will provide what George W. Bush liked to call a “moment of clarity”, by making it unmistakably clear that Israel’s leaders are not, in any meaningful sense, a “partner” for a credible two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (Then again, you’re more likely to hear more wishful spin about how Bibi, precisely because he’s so hawkish, is a better bet for making peace — which sort of dodges the inconvenient truth that Bibi has no intention of doing so.) […]

“Bibi” has made clear that he won’t be bound by any undertakings given by his predecessor, Ehud Olmert, to the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The basis of his government, Bibi says, will be no sharing of Jerusalem, and no return to the 1967 borders: ie, a rejection of the Arab Peace Plan praised last week by President Barack Obama, and of the generally accepted terms of a two-state solution. “The Government of Israel flatly rejects the establishment of a Palestinian Arab state west of the Jordan river,” says the Likud election literature party platform. “The Palestinians can run their lives freely in the framework of self-rule, but not as an independent and sovereign state.[…]

For the Likud leader, there’s no possibility of a final status agreement; instead, he offers to cooperate with Abbas to help him build up the Palestinian economy in the fenced-in enclaves to which Israel’s settlements and their vastly expansive security infrastructure have confined the Palestinians. “Economic peace,” it’s called — forget about your rights to your land, just get on with turning your little Bantustan into a Semitic Singapore…


Written by morris

February 8, 2009 at 9:15 pm

Posted in Elections, israel

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