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End Of Israel's Labor Party (Defense Minister Ehud Barak Jumps Ship; Labor Party Splits)
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| Arutz Sheva
Posted on 01/17/2011 3:06:19 AM PST by goldstategop
Defense Minister and Labor Party leader Ehud Barak is to hold a dramatic press conference Monday morning at which he is expected to announce the splitting of the Labor party into two separate factions.
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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: arutzsheva; atzmaut; ehudbarak; israel; laborparty
It was a long time in coming... but the Labor Party will be fired from the Israeli Government and Defense Minister Ehud Barak is forming his own centrist faction - Azmaut. The once mighty socialist party, that once formed the leading core of the Israeli state for decades, has been reduced to a rump far leftist party like Meretz. That Barak jumped ship with the full knowledge and backing of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is a sign we are entering a new political era in Israel this year.
Question for those of you who truly follow Israeli politics...
Does this then give Bibi more maneuvering room to pursue what the Western Media will call "hardline" policies? Does this make Israeli action vis-a-vis Hizbollah more likely?
posted on 01/17/2011 4:24:03 AM PST
Good news indeed, it makes me very happy that the right is doing what it should by representing the right wing as they were elected to do. How I do hate the right when it allows the left to manipulate and seize power and destroy the will of the people who elected them.
Let the right be right and the left wrong.
posted on 01/17/2011 4:37:22 AM PST
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It makes the government more stable... it can count on outside support from National Union for a total of 70 seats. With the constant pressure of Israel’s Left removed, Netanyahu can now play more to the center, where Israeli elections are decided.
posted on 01/17/2011 5:24:22 AM PST
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posted on 01/17/2011 8:02:18 AM PST
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This has been necessitated by the coming war in Lebanon. Thanks goldstategop.
What could possibly go wrong?
Brainwash candidate, second gen:
posted on 01/17/2011 8:15:09 AM PST
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In the land of the blind the jug eared Kenyan is king. Israel is now more conservative than America
posted on 01/17/2011 8:46:30 AM PST
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