Friday, February 22, 2013

You Voted For Netanyahu And Got Livni

ערב שבת קודש פר'תצוה/זכור תשע"ג 

(Title Credit: Yaad Greenberg)

Remember how those of you who voted for Ariel Sharon, and ended up with Shimon Peres?

Remember how those of you who voted for Bibi Netanyahu, and ended up with Ehud Baraq?

Well, it looks like we are getting another "surprise" almost a month after the elections.
Arutz 7: Livni Will Not be a Part of Next Government
A report in Haaretz said that Netanyahu had made clear to several of his senior staff that no talks were taking place with Tzippy Livni

David Lev, December 27, 2012

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu tried on Wednesday to limit the damage from news reports that he was planning to set up a coalition with Tzippy Livni as a chief partner. A report in Haaretz said that Netanyahu had made clear to several of his senior staff that no talks were taking place with Livni or other members of her “Hatenua” (“The Movement”) party, and that the chances of her joining the next government with him as Prime Minister were nil.

“Livni managed the negotiations with the Palestinians poorly,” Netanyahu told ministers, the report said. “Her entire stance is wrong and unacceptable to me.” (cont.)
And, now?
YNET: Likud Members: Livni Will Block Rightist Legislation
Tzipporah = "bird;" Livni = from the word for "white"
Ruling party officials slam Netanyahu, say coalition agreement gives Hatnua leader too much power. Habayit Hayehudi: Putting negotiations in hands of woman who was responsible for Gaza disengagement plan make it hard for us to join coalition

Moran Azulay, February 20, 2013

The first coalition deal, which granted Hatnua Chairwoman the justice portfolio and put her in charge of the peace negotiations with the Palestinians, has irked many Likud members, who claim she was given excessive powers in exchange for her willingness to join Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 's new government.

Knesset members from the ruling party said that should Hatnua also head the Ministerial Committee for Legislation, the centrist party would thwart all 'rightist' initiatives. (cont.) 

The Bayit HaYehudi (Jewish Home) Party is one to talk.  Those who voted for Bennett (Jewish Home) got Lapid.   Even some in the Likud are concerned about this.

YNET: Likud: Bennet Will Bring About Leftist Gov't
Stalled coalition negotiations see political finger-pointing gain speed as rightist parties butt heads

Tzvika Brot, February 17, 2013

The cooperation between Habayit Hayehudi Chairman Naftali Bennett and Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid has the Likud up in arms, as officials in the reelected ruling party blamed the former of hindering the coalition talks to the point where it may force the formation of a left-wing government. (cont.)

So, we have already been down this road how many times??

Really, now, I am very surprised that anyone is surprised by this. 

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