Monday, October 23, 2006

Kadima expands leftwing coalition

Yisroel Beteinu ("Israel our Home"), a party that won 11 Knesset seats in Israel's last general election by pretending to be "right of center", has today done what so many other parties in Israel's corrupt parliamentary system have done over the years: Sold out to the Left in order to gain personal political power and wealth.

Led by Russian immigrant Avi Lieberman, Yisroel Beteinu was at one time part of the hawkish, anti-concessionist National Union Party, but left when Lieberman decided to approve Ariel Sharon's Gaza Pogrom against the Jews. Leiberman's joining with Sharon's "capitulation coalition" helped pave the way for the brutal, criminal expulsion of 9,000 innocent Jewish civilians from their homes and villages last year following Tisha B'Av.

After being one of the leading critics against Olmert's cowardly pacifism during the Hezbalon War, Lieberman once again duped his constituency - which expected him to help bring down the unpopular, leftist Kadima government - and chose to strengthen Kadima and Labor by unconditionally joining their coalition rather than push for new elections.

Lieberman had earlier threatened that he would not join the Olmert government unless it officially renounced any further Land concessions, but decided to join anyway when Olmert refused the demand because he said he would advance his agenda "from within".

This is the political double-speak, of course, for, "I sold out my promises for money and perks."

Yisrael Beiteinu’s 11 mandates give the Olmert coalition a Knesset majority of 78 out of 120 seats, leaving only Likud (12 mandates) and National Union (9 mandates) as opposition parties from the right. However, closer inspection reveals that Likud, led by Benjamin Netanyahu, also desires "Land for Peace" concessions, only they want the retreat negotiated with the terrorists first rather than unilaterally like Kadima/Labor.

The anti-concession coalition, therefore, remains at just 9 puny NU mandates vs. the 111 pro-capitulation seats currently held in the Knesset.

Meanwhile, in related news, Labor chief and Defense Minister Amir Peretz just announced that he is preparing to expel more Jews from what the dhimmi Left refers to as "unauthorized, illegal settlements" (i.e., Jews living in Judea and Samaria whom the moslems and leftists want beaten and removed by force).

Gotta get worse before it gets better, right? Isn't that what everyone keeps telling me? Yes, yes, of course that's how it works...everything must get worse before it gets better.

Um, just one little question, though: How much worse...??



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