Skip to comments.Seven Possible Explanations For the Israeli Political Revolution
Posted on 05/08/2012 9:00:28 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
The largest opposition party in Israel, Kadima, just joined Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu's coalition, obviating the need for elections in September, and turning Bibi into something akin to what only Iran has previously had: a Supreme Leader. (Granted, one supreme leader came to power democratically, and the other did not.) Bibi now stands to be the strongest prime minister of Israel in recent history. The newly-elected leader of Kadima, Shaul Mofaz, recently said he would never in a million years join a coalition with Netanyahu, so this was inevitable, I guess. Speculation is rampant about why Bibi brought in Mofaz. Here are some scenarios:
1) Bibi is forming the closest thing he can to a national unity government in order to strike Iran if he feels the upcoming P5 + 1 talks about Iran's nuclear program have failed. Mofaz is on record against a raid, but his support would be important, and no doubt Netanyahu (and his sidekick, Ehud Barak, the defense minister) could convince him that it is necessary, if they come to the conclusion that they have to act.
2) Bibi wanted to reduce the power of his party's right-wing by diluting it with the centrists of Kadima
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The Jews are getting ready to go to war.
Yea, it’s coming, unfortunately...
Iran, Syria, hezbollah, alqueda, the mooselimb faggothood, and all the other raghead radicals have always been at war with Israel, and Israel is just responding.
Islam is a radical, gutter political experience that uses religion as a means of justification.
Netanyahu is now in a very strong position vis a vis Obama. Bibi has a unity government and Obama has an election in November where he can’t afford to further alienate the Jewish vote. Bibi now controls Obama’s political future to a great degree. He tried to get Bibi a couple months ago to agree to not strike before the election. LOL Netanyahu would only agree not to strike immediately but went on to say this can only be put off for weeks and maybe a few months, not years. Netanyahu now has the ability to not only strike at an existential threat, but also to politically wound his arch-nemesis.
The oil markets will go crazy when the strike occurs. With Europe in total political and financial disarray the entire construct may implode.
If Bibi were to ever have a green light it’s between now and November.
BiBi is going to kill two birds with one stone: ImaNutJob and Obuggery.
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The Haredim are not as much of a threat as you think. The number of Haredi Dati Leumi, Nationalist Ultra-Orthodox are growing. They now have their own unit in the military, leading to utter hysteria from the left.
Sounds like it’s only a subset of the Haredim that are the problem. Thanks for enlightening me. Of course in a country where coalition building often trumps consensus building, splinter groups sometimes have clout beyond their numbers. Maybe Netanyahu moved to defuse such problems now that Kadima is under adult management.
“Sounds like its only a subset of the Haredim that are the problem.”
The Haredim are popping out many new Jews and they serve in the IDF more than before.