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 Yah
amovitch (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
I'm sorry, but in English, I cannot help but think of a particular "movement" the human body makes. מי שמבין יבין.
|Tzipporah = "bird;" Livni = from the word for "white"|
Livni said she only made the decision to run in the
elections after former prime minister Ehud Olmert failed to declare his
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.
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.
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
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.