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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Feiglin: Netanyahu plans to follow in Sharon's footsteps

For once, I really hope Moshe Feiglin is wrong.
Manhigut Yehudit leader Moshe Feiglin wrote to Likud members this week that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was following the path of comatose former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, and was preparing to give up large parts of the land of Israel, especially in Jerusalem. “Don't pay attention to Netanyahu's declarations,” Feiglin wrote in a letter to Likud members. “Pay attention to what he does. Already construction in eastern Jerusalem is completely frozen. The process we are going through is exactly what led up to the Gaza disengagement, which nearly killed the Likud,” he wrote.

Feiglin sent the letter in light of a petition by Netanyahu's associates to the High Court to postpone or cancel elections to the Likud Central Committee, scheduled for the end of April. The petition states that the party needs the delay in order to change the Likud constitution and conduct the elections only in two years. Feiglin called on Likud members to fight Netanyahu's efforts to cancel the primaries in the Likud.

Well, there's certainly a basis for claiming that there's a de facto building freeze in 'east' Jerusalem. But could Netanyahu actually throw another couple of hundred thousand Jews out of their homes? Is he planning to do that? I find it hard to believe.


At 8:24 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Israel's government does not have to repeat Gush Katif. It is not physically possible for it to do so with so many people. But by imposing the "freeze" it keeps Jews from moving into Jerusalem and making it more attractive for young Jewish families to leave the city. If you wanted to prepare the ground for Israel to withdraw from parts of Jerusalem and Yesha, I suppose this is how it could be done. And it does not require prior agreement with or consent from the Palestinians to carry out a future Disengagement in parts of Yesha and eastern Jerusalem.

At 9:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carl, may I call you George?

At 12:01 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Now, now, now ShyGuy, Carl or George whoever you want to think he is, knows every dark cloud has a silver lining. It seems the PM is reading Torah more now that his son Avner is getting ready for the World Bible Quiz on Independence Day.

Netanyahu: I'm Reading The Bible


At 7:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Et tu, Norman?

You folks are going to be swallowing a bitter "I told you so" horse pill.

Battered wife syndrome. Looks like we'll all have to get slapped around again and again.


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