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To: GeronL
Moshe Feiglin is a Jewish nationalist. He's gained a respectable following in the Likud after years in the political wilderness.

The Likud liberals close to Netanyahu (himself a moderate) have been pushed down to unrealistic places on the party list.

Only the first 25 or so candidates have a realistic prospect of winning a seat. I note the Israeli Left is not happy with the Likud's rightward shift.

Criticism coming from them is the highest form of praise. Haaretz, Israel's Palestinian daily in Hebrew, has already described the results of the Likud primaries as a "tectonic earthquake."

Likud voters did not like how Netanyahu handled the recent Gaza war and handed him a resounding defeat. His closest political allies will not be serving in the next Knesset due to be elected in January.

The bottom line: the good guys in Israel won big tonight.

22 posted on 11/26/2012 6:30:21 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

I posted earlier how Bibi allies have done things to stop this guy. Once he got 20th spot and some Bibi ally complained and he was dropped to 36th..? How does that happen?

At what point would his 23% of Likud voters simply bolt?


23 posted on 11/26/2012 6:33:31 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: goldstategop
Thanks! I've been trying to figure this out and your comment below explained it all.

The bottom line: the good guys in Israel won big tonight.

32 posted on 11/26/2012 9:06:59 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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