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Sat Nov 3, 2012, 08:30 AM

Even Netanyahu is preferable to Lapid

Lapid the statesman is Lapid from television - made up entirely of similes, gimmicks and bullshit.
By Gideon Levy | Nov.01, 2012 | 4:40 AM |


If they put a gun to my head and force me to choose between Benjamin Netanyahu and Yair Lapid, my answer will be instant and unequivocal - Netanyahu is better. It is hard to find something more repulsive on the emerging political map than Lapid.

Lapid the statesman is Lapid from television - made up entirely of similes, gimmicks and bullshit. The black T-shirt has been replaced by a suit - to convey decency and seriousness. The fake sheepish smile that melted the jeep women from Ramat Hasharon and similar suburbs has been replaced by the serious gaze. The hair gel has disappeared, but everything else remains as it was, totally hollow.

On Tuesday he "exposed" his "platform" regarding the Arabs and the rest of the world - a nothing-platform of a Channel 2 news anchor. Statemanlike and Zionist, he made his crown speech at the Ariel University Center. He could not have found a more fitting place to make his "Ariel speech." Even Netanyahu made do with Bar Ilan University. And what was the main point? "Without a peace process we won't be in the government; Jerusalem will be united forever." Netanyahu would have phrased it better.

A man of peace was born, the Israeli Nelson Mandela, one who will stand on his principles like a lion and join the radical rightist government only if it conducts negotiations. Just great, Yair. Again the negotiations as a condition? Again negotiations as a goal? Isn't it mouldy already? How about a new, less worn-out idea? And what will he say in the negotiations, Jerusalem will be united forever? A few days ago he said the Arabs will have to accept it. He will tame them. And if they won't? Then they won't.

http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/even-netanyahu-is-preferable-to-lapid.premium-1.473632

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Reply Even Netanyahu is preferable to Lapid (Original post)
Violet_Crumble Nov 2012 OP
oberliner Nov 2012 #1
King_David Nov 2012 #2
shira Nov 2012 #3
King_David Nov 2012 #4
oberliner Nov 2012 #5
Violet_Crumble Nov 2012 #6
oberliner Nov 2012 #7
LeftishBrit Nov 2012 #8

Response to Violet_Crumble (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 08:43 AM

1. Note: This is an Op-Ed from Gideon Levy

The man who breathless ran a story about a poll that he misrepresented and had to apologize for.

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 10:25 AM

2. Gideon Levy has zero credibility on anything pertaining to IP

Best he start doing Entertainment reporting or Sports or Movie reviews.

His time as a commentator on IP affairs is over.

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Response to King_David (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 10:31 AM

3. Levy cannot stand liberal zionists like Amos Oz & David Grossman....

So basically, unless some Jew is as radical as Levy and his horde of haters who make up <1% of all Jews worldwide, you're too rightwing, fascist, bigoted, pro-occupation, pro-settlements, and a Nazi apologist for colonialism and apartheid.

Welcome to the 99%, KingDavid!





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Response to shira (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 11:56 AM

4. He totally discredited himself

With that bogus poll.. That he was forced to apologize for ... Haaretz would do well to fire the flake.

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Response to King_David (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 12:26 PM

5. He discredited himself long before that

Specifically, he wrote:

"It is doubtful that Palestinians rejoiced over the Israeli deaths then in the way that Israelis are rejoicing over the Palestinian deaths now."

Check out this thread:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/11345171#post19

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Response to King_David (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 04:47 PM

6. Now the attack the messenger moment is over, do you want to try addressing what he said in the OP?

Is he wrong? If so, why?

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 05:17 PM

7. Do think you Netanyahu is preferable to Lapid?

You agree with the OP?

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Original post)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 06:04 PM

8. No he isn't

If I were Israeli, I'd vote for Meretz; but getting Netanyahu and his even more right-wing affiliates out should be the priority.

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