Lapid Win Israel Elections - Obama Disappointed, US Pleased
Israel News Agency
Israel --- January 23, 2013 ... Israel Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu has just won a third term. And has done so with greater
strength and support than most Israel media are reporting.
though Netanyahu only secured 31 seats, out of the Knesset's 120,
for his right wing Likud Party, he has the full support of a new
political party - Yesh Atid (there is a future) led by former
TV news personality Yair Lapid.
and Netanyahu only differ in age, their politics are almost identical.
Lapid, who won 19 seats in the Israel Knesset, won on a platform
which promised that religious Jews would now have to serve in
the Israel Defense Forces and find jobs. That their dependence
on the Israeli economy to study all day in Yeshivas was hurting
the very infrastructure for which they were living off.
also promised that he would not join an obstructionist bloc for
which the Labor and Arab political parties were trying to form
to bury Netanyahu. Between Netanyahu, his number two Avigdor Liberman,
Yair Lapid and the smaller right wing parties - Netanyahu might
actually be stronger today than before the elections.
don't realize that the so called political "moderates"
in Israel are not left wing moderates but actually lean to the
There is little dispute among most Israelis that security comes
first and foremost and that Israel has little choice but to confront
Iran, Hamas and Islamic Jihad with as much unity as they can muster.
who speak of making peace with Israel's enemies sound good in
their rhetoric but their efforts are as good as talking to a cow.
Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Iran are not interested in making any
peace whatsoever with Israel and repeatly say so. They transcend
words and launch thousands of rockets and missiles into Israeli
cities and towns from Gaza and Lebanon just so that there is no
confusion as to their intentions.
to his supporters early this morning, Netanyahu promised to form
as broad a coalition as possible. Netanyahu said the next government
would be built on principles that include reforming the contentious
system of granting draft exemptions to ultra-Orthodox Jewish men
and the pursuit of a "genuine peace" with the Palestinians.
for relations with the US, Israel and the US have never had a
there are deep personality and foreign policy differences with
newly reelected US President Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu.
But Obama does not represent the US except in title as President.
It is the US Congress, the US Department of Defense and the US
INTEL community which has had Israel's back. This will not change
as Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East, takes fire for
the US on a daily basis.
have again placed their trust and survival in Benjamin Netanyahu.
And with good reason. He is a former IDF commando with the leadership
characteristics of Ben-Gurion and the articulation powers of Abba
Eban. He is an experienced, tested politician and diplomat who
knows what's best for Israel. And if pushed, he could become the
most feared and successful warrior in the Middle East.
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