Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Nice, But Ineffective Likud Party List Of Candidates

י"ד לחודש התשעי תשע"ג MK Ben Ari: Likud List Is Nice, But Ineffective 
'Elkin, Levin, Hotovely and Danon were in the Knesset when Netanyahu froze construction.'

Gil Ronen, November 27, 2012

MK Michael Ben-Ari
MK Michael Ben Ari (Power to Israel) said Tuesday that the newly selected Likud list contains good nationalist names – but those names are not enough to keep Likud's leader from steering the nation in the wrong direction. "Without a doubt," he said, "Elkin, Hotovely, Yariv Levin and Danny Danon are honest ideologues and they mean what they say. However, we must remember that they were already in the Knesset in the previous term, and that did not prevent Netanyahu from recognizing a Palestinian state and freezing construction in Judea and Samaria."

"The influence of these members is marginal, I am sorry to say, and it will continue to remain marginal. We see this already this morning, with Netanyahu saying that he wants to keep Dan Meridor and Benny Begin at his side.What does that tell you about the Likud's true direction?

Ben Ari did not mention the newly elected Moshe Feiglin in his statement.

Ben Ari also blasted Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. "The man is an elections hound, and history proves that on the eve of elections he always makes right wing statements and is suddenly deep within the Right, but it is no secret that inside, at home, in critical government votes, Lieberman turns out to be an opportunist, and he was a partner to all of this government's failures."

Ben Ari noted the government's "surrender" in Gaza as a case in point. "Instead of entering Gaza, erasing the enemy and bringing Hamas down on its knees, the Netanyahu-Lieberman government delivered a disappointment, and not for the first time."

Ben Ari heads the newly formed Power to Israel faction together with MK Aryeh Eldad.

MK Ben-Ari is right on point.

However, he failed to mention Danny Danon's history of collaboration with Christian missionaries, nor his infamous, and completely unnecessary, apology to Turkey.  He also neglected to mention the destruction of 10-year old neighborhood in Beth-El, the destruction of Migron, and the destruction of any number of other Jewish strongholds in Yehudah and Shomron (Judea and Samaria).

Nevertheless, it looks Ben-Ari and Eldad's "Power To Israel" Party will be getting my vote, come this 11 Shvat (January 22, 2013).


Ariel ben Yochanan said...

- Nevertheless, it looks Ben-Ari and Eldad's "Power To Israel" Party will be getting my vote, come this 11 Shvat (January 22, 2013)
- I'm not at you Yaaqov, just stating that this 11 Shvat (January 22, 2013) my vote will go to Hashem, exactly as it went to Him in the Sinai, for all generations. That is not to say that what Ben Ari says is not good, it is good. What is not good is to take the Jewish narrative and use it for knesset, which is a Hellenistic, non-Torah and anti-Torah institution on the Land. If these leaders, like the Feiglins and the Ben Aris used their support for our own Torah institutions, like the Temple, the Sanhedrin or the Malchut in general, I'd go behind them. As they use it for knesset, I don't, sorry.

Shimon Yehouda said...

Netanyahu saying that he wants to keep Dan Meridor and Benny Begin at his side.He also knows that Begin and Meridor will help him provides a form of légimité internationale. This is why every reason to believe that Netanyahu will do 1 or 2 things. 1 - As provided in the accord concluded with Israel béteinou,will recenter his liste.2 If he wishes to appoint Meridor and Begin to positions of senior ministers, as by law they do not need to be deputy in the Likud to hold office Ministerial in Israel.

Esser Agaroth said...

Ariel and Shimon Yehouda,

You both make good points.

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