Why it matters who the Likud MK's are
A lot of people didn't understand all these years that what Moshe Feiglin was really after was not becoming Prime Minister, but gaining control of one of Israel's major parties. Now, that the Likud's Knesset members are a much more right wing group, this dream of Yair Lapid
is much less likely to come true.
Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid posted on his Facebook on Saturday afternoon
that he will not be joining any united Center-Left bloc with Labor and
the Tzipi Livni Party in the run up to the January 22 elections.
Giving his reasons for his refusal, he said he does "not tend to boycott people and parties."
said that during his scheduled meeting with Labor leader Shelly Yachimovich and
Tzipi Livni Party leader Tzipi Livni, he will suggest that "in the likely event that (Prime
Minister Binyamin) Netanyahu forms the next government, we should join
it together so it will not be a government composed of haredim and
The refusal follows his announcement
earlier on Saturday that he would meet with Yacimovich and Livni to
discuss efforts to create a "united front" to displace Netanyahu. However, a time and date for a meeting between the
three leaders has yet to be set.
Of course, there's another reason it won't happen. Tzipi Livni will only accept one leader: Tzipi Livni. Even Lapid is smart enough to see that.
spite of this, the Tzipi Livni Party hailed the move in a statement
following Lapid's announcement, with Livni noting that with a united
front against the prime minister, there is a "real opportunity to make a
Guys, can you imagine being married to that ego? What a nightmare....
Labels: Binyamin Netanyahu, Likud party, Moshe Feiglin, Tzipi Livni, Yair Lapid