Close to 1,000 people gathered in Tel Aviv Tuesday night to protest the coalition deal between Prime Minister Netanyahu and Kadima head Shaul Mofaz, under the slogan: "The entire nation is the opposition." The protest was reportedly put together by organizers of last summer's J14 "social justice" protests and there were smaller demonstrations also held in Jerusalem and Beer Sheva. Protestors expressed shock and anger over the fact that Mofaz led the opposition party into the government just days after announcing he would never join Netanyahu's government, and accused both the prime minister and Kadima chairman of being liars and "shady dealers," more interested in their…Read More... | 2 Comments
The new coalition demonstrates the absurdity of "the only democracy in the Middle East" slogan. Ninety percent of the Jewish public is now represented by the government, while most Palestinians under Israeli control have no political representation at all. With 94 Knesset Members behind him, Benjamin Netanyhu is now the strongest prime minister in Israeli history since David Ben-Gurion, the founding father of the country. Netanyahu's Likud party alone has more seats than all the opposition parties combined. The opposition's 26 seats are not even enough to call an unscheduled Knesset session – and even this number is misleading, because…Read More... | 35 Comments
Looking at who won and who lost is not the way to analyze this move. The Prime Minister and his new vice premier have dealt a lethal blow to a political system that barely had any credibility left to begin with “Honesty is such a lonely word Everyone is so untrue” --- Billy Joel When lying is something to boast about Don’t get me wrong - there are a few things that could be good about the Bibi Netanyahu-Shaul Mofaz move that stunned us all this morning. For example, it will give some more time for the opposition to get…Read More... | 18 Comments
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