As a threat to Israel's oligopolistic entrenched interests, the leftist media savaged him as Prime Minister. Shelli Yechimovich, a key media personality (and now a Labor candidate), admitted this openly. As a talk radio host during his tenure, I documented the venom. For example, an article in Haaretz directly compared him to Arafat, finding only negatives in Bibi's side, compared to praise for Arafat. At the same time, some of his reputation is deserved--he has a knack for alienating allies, seeing them as competition.
Were it possible to install a competent Prime Minister above him and take him on a really effective team-building skills workshop, he would be ideal in nearly any significant role. Unfortunately, both of these options are equally unrealistic at the moment. Fortunately Israels no longer have to hold their noses and vote directly for Prime Minister (the latter was an expired law; the former, only a custom). Israelis may find themselves with Netanyahu as a flawed, but strong #2 in the next government, or even a lesser-of-two-evils #1.
Bibi Delays Likud Knesset Elections to Oust Feiglin
From the Jerusalem Post:
New Likud chairman Binyamin Netanyahu delayed the Likud's Knesset elections by six days on Wednesday to allow him to take the legal steps necessary to oust right-wing activist Moshe Feiglin from the party...."There will not be ro
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Public Sector Shakedown
A must-read by Evelyn Gordon to understand that the central problems that afflict the Israeli people are primarily economic assaults from self-proclaimed "champions of the poor." It explains why Netanyahu, with his faults, is by far the best candidate for
Canada is been going downhill in an endless spiral since after Prime Minister Mulrooney if you ask me, this is just another indication of the willful disregard that is always pressed on regular Canadian citizens.
I personally was on the receiving end back in 2002 of Canada's communistic justice system where they don't look at the whole picture but only what makes each official of the respective governments look honorable and dutiful, and note i mention "Look", because it's only a front and facade.
Canada government is steeped in nonsense and that reverberates into the local councils as well unfortunately.
As bad as things are in the US government, they are far worse in Canada IMHO.