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Monday, February 16, 2009

Sweet: There is no Left in Israel

There was no real chance of defeating the religious right-wing bloc in this week's election. The sane, realistic alternative was a national unity government headed by Benjamin Netanyahu. Livni and Barak. But the illusion of defeating the right, which Adler and Arad created, deceived many and true.

The result is harsh. The next government's founding axis, instead of Likud-Labor, will be Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu. Ironically, those left-wingers who abandoned the leftist parties to stop Netanyahu didn't stop him. All they did was strengthen Lieberman. They may even have foisted on Netanyahu that extreme right-wing government he tried so hard to avoid.


At 1:04 PM, Blogger Ann Tendler said...

Only hope...

At 1:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

YB is not right.

Neither is Bibi, for that matter.

We lose.

At 5:35 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

ShyGuy and Carl - Kadima's natural partners are to the Left but it just doesn't have the kind of strength on that end for Tzupi Livni to be able put together a government. And that has left Livni in a sort of political twilight zone despite winning a one seat edge over the Likud last week. She has two choices: to join a national unity government or go over to the opposition. Either way, she will not become Prime Minister.

At 8:09 AM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...

Shy Guy,

The irony is that the Left is so ticked off at Livni they may actually recommend Bibi to Peres.


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