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Fri Oct 26, 2012, 09:28 AM

Benjamin Netanyahu Just Became The 'Israeli Glenn Beck'

http://www.businessinsider.com/netanyahu-israel-right-wing-alliance-2012-10


Netanyahu is vying for his third term as premier.

On Thursday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's announced he was merging his Likud party with that of his ultra nationalist coalition ally Foreign Minister Avigdor Liebermanith to create a "big, cohesive force" ahead of Israel's January 22 elections.

The fallout has been heavy and swift from multiple sides.

From Ari Shavit of the left-leaning Israeli newspaper Haaretz:

The right's big bang is undoubtedly a dark development. It turns Israel's ruling liberal nationalist party into an extreme nationalist party. It turns Israel's center-right prime minister into a prime minister held captive by dark forces. If until yesterday, Netanyahu could still claim to be the Israeli Ronald Reagan or Rudy Giuliani, yesterday, he turned into Glenn Beck.


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/netanyahu-israel-right-wing-alliance-2012-10#ixzz2APZivrjl

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Reply Benjamin Netanyahu Just Became The 'Israeli Glenn Beck' (Original post)
xchrom Oct 2012 OP
madaboutharry Oct 2012 #1
LeftishBrit Oct 2012 #2
azurnoir Oct 2012 #3
oberliner Oct 2012 #4
Violet_Crumble Oct 2012 #5
oberliner Oct 2012 #7
LeftishBrit Oct 2012 #10
Violet_Crumble Oct 2012 #11
shaayecanaan Oct 2012 #12
azurnoir Oct 2012 #13
Violet_Crumble Oct 2012 #14
azurnoir Oct 2012 #6
oberliner Oct 2012 #8
azurnoir Oct 2012 #9

Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 09:39 AM

1. Bibi was originally the "lesser" younger brother.

It was Yoni Netanyahu, the leader of the commando raid on Entebbe and who was killed there, that was the family star and the one destined for greatness. Bibi road into politics on the coattails of his brother's heroism. If Yoni had lived, Bibi would probably be selling insurance or aluminum siding somewhere.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 02:03 PM

2. Uggh, yes.

As I said in another post, it is as though the British Tories merged with the BNP, or the French Conservatives with the LePen family's nutcase party. Or the American Republicans with the Tea Party - oh wait.


I just hope that this will lead to some Israelis who are conservatives, but not racists, rejecting the Likud.


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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 03:43 PM

3. well I guess Moshe Feiglin lost that contest too

he ran for head of Likud and got 23% of the vote which is scary enough for all this is bad it could be lots worse

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 02:04 AM

4. No he didn't

Your information is completely inaccurate.

Where do you get your numbers from?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 02:09 AM

5. Yes, he did run for Likud leadership...

What do you think is completely inaccurate about what Az said?

btw, the correct number is 23.4% in 2007.

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 10:34 AM

7. You are also now completely wrong

That number is not correct. You must subscribe to the same pool.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 01:37 PM

10. It is stated that way in Ha'aretz

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/feiglin-challenges-likud-primary-results-says-numbers-don-t-add-up-1.410692

'In the election, Netanyahu beat Feiglin 77 percent to 23 percent.'

The Wikipedia entry on Moshe Feiglin states that in 2007 he got 23.4% of the vote. Of course, Wikipedia could be wrong, though they say they're quoting a Jerusalem post entry. But the more recent primary gave a similar outcome, as quoted in the Israeli press.

What figure do you have?

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 04:59 PM

11. I'm also interested to see what figures he has...

I did ask him to explain where Az was incorrect, but the only response I got was to tell me I was wrong. Hopefully you have more luck than I did

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 07:15 PM

12. You'll be waiting a long time, I suspect (nt)

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Response to shaayecanaan (Reply #12)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:39 PM

13. could be n/t

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Response to shaayecanaan (Reply #12)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 03:52 AM

14. Ah well. It doesn't hurt to try...

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 02:28 AM

6. yes he did 2/3/2012 too and won 23% then also

Moshe Feiglin for head of the Likud

http://lifeinisrael.blogspot.com/2012/01/moshe-feiglin-for-head-of-likud-video.html

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="?feature=player_embedded" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won the Likud leadership primary on Tuesday, as expected, taking in 77 percent of the vote. The country's political mood is leaning his way and the polls say he will be elected to lead Israel for another term. But Netanyahu's achievement is clouded by the 23-percent showing by his rival, Moshe Feiglin.

Feiglin didn't expect to win the primary and succeed Netanyahu as the ruling party's leader. His goals are different. He wants to mobilize Likud to carry out the extreme right's ideology - expanding the settlements, preserving the outposts and thwarting a peace agreement with the Palestinians based on a division of the land into two states. The fear that Feiglin would get stronger made Netanyahu swerve to the right and look for ways to keep the lawbreakers in Migron and other illegal outposts on land stolen from Palestinians.

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/opinion/netanyahu-won-the-likud-battle-but-he-may-lose-the-war-1.410721

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 10:35 AM

8. Wrong once again

Embedded videos not withstanding. Are you being deliberately obtuse or what?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 01:35 PM

9. so Haaretz is just making this up? The article states quite clearly

Feiglin ran for Likud leadership

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