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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Livni: 'Hundreds of thousands of Israelis' want to leave

On Wednesday night, opposition leader Tzipi Livni told a gathering of her Kadima party that 'hundreds of thousands of Israelis' want to move abroad because of their 'despair' due to government policies.
"I see the despair of many Israelis. Hundreds of thousands see what is happening and arrange for a foreign passport, send their children to study abroad and even buy a house overseas," Livni told hundreds of Kadima MKs and activists at a gathering in Tirat Hacarmel.

"I know many of you have come ere tonight because they care, not only about Kadima as a party, but also about the State of Israel. I know you too share what a great part of the Israeli public feels – desperation," she said.

"Only four months have passed since the establishment of the government. In other places this is usually a period of hope, prosperity, and vision. Instead, since the day this government took office, with its dozens of ministers and deputy ministers, the public has realized that its sole objective was political survival."

Kadima's chairwoman strongly criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his "lack of vision and lack of clear path."
In May 1996, Binyamin Netanyahu defeated Shimon Peres for the Prime Minister's office. It was just six months after Yitzchak Rabin z"l (of blessed memory) was assassinated. The election took place on a Tuesday, and it was not decided until Wednesday morning. Sometime on Wednesday or Thursday of that week, Rabin's widow Leah gave an interview to the media in which she said that she was so disappointed by the election results that she was considering leaving the country. On Friday, hundreds of Israelis, egged on by then-Arutz Sheva radio host Adir Zik z"l (of blessed memory), left hundreds of suitcases in front of Mrs. Rabin's door, as if to say to her, "leave if you want."

Maybe it's time to give Tzipi Livni a similar present.


At 6:21 PM, Blogger R-MEW Editors said...

"Hundreds of thousands of Israelis' want to move abroad because of their 'despair' due to government policies."

I will personally pay for one-way tickets to Paris for Livni, Tamir, and the entire Meretz leadership.

At 7:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hope this is true, because i would love to move to the aretz, and this would make it much easier to find an apt

At 8:20 PM, Blogger J. Lichty said...

Perhaps the house sitter can answer for us the age old dilemma: If an irrelevant woman left the country - would she make a sound?

At 8:53 PM, Blogger Vicious Babushka said...

I can only hope she is referring to all the non-Jewish Russians, and the Sheinkin St. latte-sippers.

At 9:16 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

If she's not happy. she can leave too. Those Jews who find life in Israel unbearable can live elsewhere - and follow Avraham Burg's example. I despise the man but at least he followed his convictions. Let's see Livni do the same.

At 10:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yitzchak Rabin z"l (of blessed memory)

Mah Pit'om?!?!?!


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