Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Oh, No. Not Another Israeli Political Party!

י"ד לחודש התשעי תשע"ג

The thing about Tzippy Livni is that on the surface, she actually doesn't seem half bad, just horribly, horribly misguided.

She is certainly the most interesting candidate, having been a former spy.  Netanyahu (Likud) grew up in Northwest Philly and went to Harvard.  Boring!  At least his brother Yoni z"l was the heroic commander in a hijacking rescue operation.  Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) was an immigrant from Iran and a military man, Avigodor Lieberman was an immigrant from the Former Soviet Union, and Shelly Yahamovitch (Labor) a journalist, and TV news anchor.  (yawn) And let us not forget Ahmed Tibi ysh"w, who is a gynecologist. (Didn't he lose this year?)

What could be more interesting han being a spy?  I even suggested that her code name could have been The White Bird (See picture below).

JPost: Tzipi Livni Launches New Political Party: The Movement 
Former FM Livni says she is the only ideological alternative to the Netanyahu government, says Netanyahu was the loser of the Likud primaries and could still lose in the general elections. Former Kadima leader Tzipi Livni's new political party is the only ideological alternative in the upcoming elections to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's government, she said at a press conference announcing the formation of her new political party, "The Movement."

Tzipporah = "bird;" Livni = from the word for "white"
I'm sorry, but in English, I cannot help but think of a particular "movement" the human body makes. מי שמבין יבין.

Livni said she only made the decision to run in the elections after former prime minister Ehud Olmert failed to declare his own candidacy.

Why did the JPost forget to mention Olmert's conviction and remaining pending charge?

"I entered (the race) because the political field remained empty," she said.

Empty? There's that much difference between Livni, a former Likudnik, and Mofaz (Kadima) or Yahamovitch (Labor)?  I think not.

"The Israeli people deserve better than a life in between rounds of violence," Livni said, adding that her children pushed her to continue fighting politically. "When my son went to fight in the South, I told him I would fight in my field so he won't have to fight in his."

Jewish mother of a soldier putting his life on the line:  Voters can relate to that, and not just other parents of soldiers.  She may exploit it, but it IS true.

She added: "Netanyahu lost the election in Likud," referencing the Likud's primary elections in which right-wing candidates beat out more moderate ones. "It was Netanyahu's loss and Feiglin's victory. Tomorrow it can be Netanyahu's loss and a victory for us all."

Again, Livni is correct, at least on the surface.  I doubt that Netanyahu, like Barak, has outlived his usefulness to the powers that be.  So, Netanyahu's "loss" must have some purpose which serves their interests.

Livni devoted a significant portion of her announcement to the diplomatic field, where she has the most experience, having played a major role in negotiations with the Palestinians under Ehud Olmert.

How is it supposed to help her by invoking Olmert's name?

Attacking the Netanyahu government and the Likud's shift to the Right, Livni said, "A government that initially refused to say two states is getting one in the UN and one in Gaza," she said.

More of the same suicidal, "two state" crap?  OK. So, maybe Tzippy Livni really IS that bad.

The former Likud MK and Kadima leader also emphasized her commitment to ensuring Israel's security and both its Jewish and democratic character.

"democratic character" - Anti-Torah character.

Livni had delayed announcing her future for weeks amid speculation that she would run with an existing party or try to form a bloc of parties on the Center-Left.

...which means that she was unsuccessful.  She tried enlisting the help of Labor Party Leader Shelly Yahamovitch, President Shimon Peres (Kadima), and even former Prime Minister and convicted criminal Ehud Olmert (Kadima), but to no avail.

She did not present her candidates at Tuesday’s press conference.

Sources said she felt no need to hurry to reveal her candidates since Knesset lists do not need to be submitted to the Central Elections Committee until December 6. They added she wanted to announce her political comeback before leaving for the Saban Center Conference in Washington on Thursday.

Former prime minister Ehud Olmert, who met with Livni Monday night at his Tel Aviv office, is not expected to announce his political future until Wednesday. Sources said all options were still open for him.

On the surface, this new party should be embraced as a good thing.  It will just take votes from Kadima and Labor, and possibly Likud.  Of course, whatever party wins in the next elections, it will be directed from behind the scenes by Shimon Peres and whoever gives him his orders, probably from abroad.

This new party seems to indicate only one thing.  Tzippy Livni has lost her usefulness to the powers that be.  She is either trying to fight it (dumb idea), or playing out her role, so that she can lean back and live out the rest of her life in comfort, for having followed orders.

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