Skip to comments.Bibi v. Barak will be no contest this time around
Posted on 05/04/2012 5:59:42 AM PDT by Former Fetus
With the approval of the outgoing Knesset, Israel is moving toward early elections that will send its people to the polls on September 4. The decision will allow a new government to be in place in advance of the U.S. presidential contest that will take place two months later. If Israeli opinion polls are correct that will mean even if President Obama is re-elected, he still will be faced with his old antagonist Benjamin Netanyahu as his counterpart in the U.S.-Israel alliance.
Since Obama spent much of his first term seeking to undermine if not oust Netanyahu from office, the timing of the elections may be no coincidence. Past American presidents such as the elder George Bush and Bill Clinton sought to intervene in Israeli elections to procure a more pliant Israeli negotiating partner. But with Obama fighting hard to hold onto Jewish votes by assuming the pose of Israel's best friend, he dare not take a swipe at Netanyahu before the September vote. [...]
Some kibbitzers have asserted that Israeli polls that show Netanyahu's coalition gaining seats should not be misinterpreted as a personal mandate for the prime minister, as his Likud Party is likely to get only 30 or 31 of the Knesset's 120 seats. That's a foolish argument. If that is how the voting goes, such a result would still place Likud as the largest party by far and in position to command an easy majority with its normal coalition partners. Due to its proportional voting system, no party has ever won a majority on its own. But a new poll sponsored by the left-wing Haaretz newspaper shows Netanyahu is also the overwhelming choice of Israelis to be their prime minister.
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Go, Bibi, go! And may the Lord of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob be with you and with the Israeli nation.
Here, I fixed it for you!
I know what you are trying to say, so let me start by mentioning that I am not Jewish, I am a Southern Baptist of Spanish descent. Now, if my studies of the book of Revelation are right, we are not anywhere near the time when Jesus Himself will come to the help of Israel. That won’t take place until the very end of the Tribulation period. As of now, Israel is still under the covenant that God made with the Patriarchs, and my blessing intended to reflect that.