Skip to comments.The Danon effect: Rightists tone down criticism of PM [israel]
Posted on 07/16/2014 6:50:42 PM PDT by Star TravelerEdited on 07/19/2014 2:44:40 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
The dismissal of Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon on Tuesday night had an immediate dampening effect on the right wingís criticism of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the offensive in the Gaza Strip.
Danon was fired after publicly opposing the cabinetís decision to accept a cease-fire with Hamas.
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It’s not easy, Starry.
Cabinet ministers in Israel have their own popular constituencies. In the USA, they are mostly just presidential loyalists.
Netanyahu is signaling his move even farther left, and not just on Gaza.
It’s more like these WHINERS are GRANDSTANDING at the expense of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while he’s trying to take care of the security and safety of Israelis and their homeland. These whiners don’t deserve to represent anyone with that type of behavior when Hamas is firing rockets all over Israel.
Danon is Chairman of World Likud and a leader of the conservative “Tea Party” branch of the Likud, Netanyahu’s party. To his credit, Netanyahu uas not abandoned the Likud the way that Sharon did when he started Kadima to sell the Jews of Gaza down the river and start the process of Hamas dominance there.
We don’t cheer when GOPe purges the Republican party here and we should not celebrate when Netanyahu marginalizes passionate lovers of Israel from the right like Danon and Bennett — especially when Netanyahu cozies up with Tzipi Livni and other leftists who used to affiliate with the Likud.
Danon mever was a whiner and that kind of unsupported charActer assassination is a sly attempt to delegitimize conservatives. For Star Traveler to say this is comparable to John McCain’s former campaign advisors slamming Sarah Palin.
Shame on Danon for being a Class A JERK.
Danon is likely to become head of Likud and probably Prime Minister. He also opposed Sharon’s surrender. It was Sharon’s surrender that leads directly to the current situation.
A jerk like Danon can’t come close to filling Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s shoes. And I doubt that Class A Jerks like that could ever come close to Netanyahu in being the longest serving Prime Minister in Israeli history!
Writing in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS doesn’t make an argument any more COMPELLING.
I will see your Ha’aretz and raise you an Arutz Sheva for a conservative view of the situation. Danon is not a whiner and it is dishonest to characterize him that way, all the more so by writing it in capital letters.
Good news! Bibi can move to the US and run for the Senate, probably from Pennsylvania. Heck, he’s a lot more American than our current president. Run Bibi, run!
It’s a style ... sorry if you don’t like it ...
I suppose next you’re going to comment on what clothes I should wear ... LOL ...
You got that right ... :-) ...
Well ... I wouldn’t want that DOG yapping and biting at my heels if I were a Prime Minister!
Indon’t care what clothes you wear, or if you wear any at all.
Incare that you use capital letters, LOL’s and smiley faces as part of your toolbox to single out conservatives for ridicule or opprobium, to mischaracterize liberal positions as conservative ones, and to try and place certain positions outside of the realm of civilized discussion.
I object to your efforts to fundamentally transform Free Republic. Wear what you want.
I guess that means you don’t want to be my friend! I’m heartbroken ... NOT! ... :-) ...
So was Saddam in Iraq. Is that your point? LOL!!
I don’t think you will have too many friends here as more FReepers learn about the positions you espouse and how you falsely misrepresent them.
In a free society in which one has to go through fiercely competitive elections ... that’s saying a whole lot more than Saddam and his murderous thugs, ruling by force and violence.
But with the kind of mental deficiency you’re exhibiting here with this “example” and comparison you provide, I don’t expect you’ll have the least clue as to what that means ... :-) ...
Everyone has had over ten years of seeing my support for Israel to show their non-support of Israel and complain about mine.
As far as friends ... I don’t collect electronic friends but deal in real life people, thank you.
I never called you an opponent of Israel.
I take issue with your misrepresentation of left wing ideas as right wing ones, with your personal attacks on conservative figures, and your calling certain topics off-limits in vituperative language designed to end discussion.
These all are left-wing tactics. In my mind I see you as a liberal who supports Israel but dislikes conservatives and conservatism. Even that would be ok if you didn’t misrepresent liberal positions as conservative ones. Progressives always lie about their viewpoints.
The problem here is that you have no idea on earth what you’re talking about with me, because you don’t know me in the least.
And as far as I’m concerned I wouldn’t want to even mix in with someone like you ... so I don’t even care to know about you.
I’ll let my support of Israel stand for itself, and you can go along your ignorant way.
Netanyahu is phony. He handed Hebron to the Arabs, looked the other way while they carted smashed Jewish artifacts from under the Temple Mount away in dumpsters, and is achieving almost nothing from the current conflict with Hamas in Gaza. Hamas still retains 90% of their missiles and none of their leadership has been killed. You obviously know little of Israeli politics to call Danon a "jerk". He is a patriot who is rightly critical of Netanyahu. Danon is almost singlehandedly responsible for pushing Netanyahu to build the security fence with Egypt on the Sinai which reduced the inflow of Sudanese and Somali illegal aliens from 45,000 in 2013 to 300 in 2014.
He’s a DOG, just like several others there!
Libermans unacceptable war on Netanyahu [Israel]
If the foreign minister thinks the prime minister is doing a lousy job, he should either shut up when outvoted or quit, not publicly undermine the PM at the height of a bitter conflict with Hamas.
Israel is currently a nation at war. It has been targeted with some 1,300 rockets over the past eight days fired at its population almost everywhere in the country.
Untenably, on Tuesday, Liberman sought to score points at the expense of Israelis faith in their leadership. Whether his prescription for Gaza is right or wrong does Israel really want to reconquer Gaza and retake responsibility for 1.6 million Palestinians there? How many Israelis might die in the process? How will Israels international legitimacy be affected? Are there better ways to de-fang Hamas, including via the quietly flourishing Israeli-Egyptian axis? the fact is that he was not elected to run this country. If he thinks the man who was is doing a lousy job, he should quit the government, not undermine it from within. Least of all from his position at the helm of Israels entire diplomatic hierarchy
The foreign minister is not the only prominent Israeli government politician to be openly opposing Netanyahu. Lesser-known figures including ministers Yisrael Katz (Likud) and Uzi Landau (Yisrael Beytenu), and Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon (Likud) were also spouting criticism in the course of Tuesday, and the eminently dispensable Danon was fired later Tuesday. But Liberman is the prime ministers former bureau chief and was his political partner going into January 2013’s elections, when their two parties ran on a joint list (a partnership Liberman abrogated last week). He is seen as someone who knows the prime minister well, and here he is telling us that Netanyahu doesnt know what hes doing.
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is doing a fine job of protecting Israelis and their country against Hamas and their rockets, in the face of the reality of the situation and garnering world support for Israel, plus the support of Egypt, too.
But there are some GRANDSTANDING ISRAELI POLITICIANS who are like DOGS yapping and nipping at Netanyahu’s heels ... like Liberman and Danon (who was fired) and others who are doing NOTHING in service to Israel. They are like Senator Reid in the USA, that you wish would just go away and disappear!
Just curious: Are you related to Netanyahu?
LOL ... no and I’m not a Jew either ... :-) ...