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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 09:33 PM

Israel's Likud primary draws party further right

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"Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud faction shifted further to the right on Monday, with the more moderate members of the ruling party faring poorly in a primary vote ahead of January elections.

The two-day poll, extended from Sunday after technical failures in the computerised system caused significant delays, ended on Monday night with nearly 60 percent of the Likud's 123,000 members casting their vote.

Official results announced from the podium, with hundreds of exuberant activists cheering on the winners, showed the strength of the settler lobby, led by Moshe Feiglin, who has said that Likud needs to reassure the right.

Feiglin himself won the 14th place on the list, which will be adjusted to reflect spots reserved for regional representatives and the merger with Foreign Minister Avidgor Lieberman's ultra-nationalist Yisrael Beitenu faction but almost certainly ensures him a spot in the next Knesset.

"Dear friends, this is not the end, just the beginning, until we build the Temple on the Temple Mount and fulfil our destiny in this land," Feiglin said in a statement following his victory."

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Panasonic Nov 2012 #1
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hrmjustin Nov 2012 #5
Ken Burch Nov 2012 #3
azurnoir Nov 2012 #4
LeftishBrit Nov 2012 #6

Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 09:39 PM

1. Let them go all the way to the right end of the spectrum.

 

And let them rot there.

Tzipi Livini and her Labor Party is a better alternative.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 09:56 PM

2. Tzipi Livni was Kadima, not Labor.

And she was voted out of Kadima's leadership(which is probably one of the main reasons Kadima is likely to lose every seat it holds in the Knesset this time).

Not meaning to bust on you there...the players in Israeli politics change with warp-speed frequency...but just wanted to step in for accuracy's sake.

Here's the actual leader of the Labor Party.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelly_Yachimovich

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 02:01 AM

5. There politics is always fluid.

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 10:17 PM

3. I'm surprised they didn't put Gilad Sharon on the slate.

THAT would "Reassure the right".

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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 01:57 AM

4. Moshe Feiglin now that should wake some folks up

Comments on Arabs

Of Israeli Arabs, Feiglin said, "They will have to seek the right to self-determination in Arab states. Israel will encourage the Arabs to emigrate to their countries and assist any Arab who wishes to do so," Feiglin was quoted as saying. He insisted there is no such thing as a Palestinian people and that they and Israeli Arabs should relocate, citing a text he had posted on the website of his Manhigut Yehudit ("Jewish Leadership") movement. In a 2004 interview with Yedioth Ahronoth he spoke of "a voluntary transfer to the 22 neighbouring Arab states" of the some 1.4 million Israeli Arabs, who make up 20 percent of Israel's population. "Arabs don't live in the desert, they create it," he was quoted as saying.

"The Arabs engage in typical Amalek behaviour. I can't prove this genetically but this is the behaviour of Amalek."

"We shall offer them human rights without civil rights, so long as they prove their loyalty to their Jewish state host and accept Jewish sovereignty over their land. In such a situation they will be given legal-resident status and they can carry on their private affairs without anyone infringing on their human rights."

This page was last modified on 14 November 2012 at 18:49.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moshe_Feiglin

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:56 AM

6. Moshe Feiglin? YEEEARRRGGGHHHHHHH!!!!

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Religious-right extremist nutcase!

The only hope is that this will be like the Republicans de-selecting moderates in favour of teabagger types such as Mourdock, and will result in the Likud losing ground to more left-wing parties.

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