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2 years ago  ::  May 02, 2012 - 6:45PM #1
rocketjsquirell
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For those of you who were hoping new elections would bring a new PM in Israel, it does not look like you will get your wish. As far as I am concerned , if you want the "peace process" to have a chance of success, sticking with Bibi, for all his many faults, is probably the best bet. It just takes too long to break in new people. (The same argument can be made for keeping Pres. Obama, but I like Obama a lot more than I like Bibi)

Poll shows big Likud lead as Sept. elections seem likely
By LAHAV HARKOV
05/03/2012 01:00
Dahaf poll shows Netanyahu, Likud leading with 31 seats, Mofaz and Kadima dropping to 10; 62 % of Israelis do not think an election is necessary; Knesset legal adviser says early vote would extend "Tal Law" 6-8 months.

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The Likud would have 31 seats in the next Knesset, with Kadima dropping from largest to fifth-largest faction at only 10 seats, a Dahaf Institute poll sponsored by the Knesset Channel showed Wednesday.
According to the poll, Labor will be the second-largest faction with 17 seats, followed by Yisrael Beytenu with 13 and Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid party with 12.

In addition, 62 percent of Israelis do not think an election is necessary, and only 27% say an early vote would be for the good of the country.
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2 years ago  ::  May 02, 2012 - 8:50PM #2
Miraj
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The only thing I like about Obama is that he doesn't like Bibi lol.

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2 years ago  ::  May 02, 2012 - 9:32PM #3
rocketjsquirell
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Well then there is one less thing you like about President Obama, He and Bibi have had something of an agreement of the minds.

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2 years ago  ::  May 02, 2012 - 11:24PM #4
Miraj
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May 2, 2012 -- 9:32PM, rocketjsquirell wrote:


Well then there is one less thing you like about President Obama, He and Bibi have had something of an agreement of the minds.




That'll last until November 6, 2012.  Obama has never liked Bibi, but he's a great poser.

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2 years ago  ::  May 03, 2012 - 9:22AM #5
rocketjsquirell
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In that case you should love President Obama.

Moderated by Miraj on May 03, 2012 - 12:39PM
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2 years ago  ::  May 04, 2012 - 11:35PM #6
habesor
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Just a note about the OP. 


Polls of the Israeli electorate taken several months in advance of the election itself, have proven to be very poor predictors of the actual election results. I would suggest that up until about a week before the lections, one should take the poll results with a large grain of salt.


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2 years ago  ::  May 06, 2012 - 6:43AM #7
BDboy
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May 2, 2012 -- 9:32PM, rocketjsquirell wrote:


Well then there is one less thing you like about President Obama, He and Bibi have had something of an agreement of the minds.




 


>>>>>>>>>>>> In election years, ALL US presidents and candidates have "agreement of the minds" with Israeli PMs. It became an US "Tradition". Even Bush sr ( Whom I liked) was 'Forced" to change his policies regarding "Settlements" in Palestinian land in Election year. He wanted to stop aid to Israel until he changed his views on settlement issue.


But there is an end to every good thing in life. In this day of information, average people have more access to information and they started to ask questions about this. I am hopeful that, in near future there will be  good discussions on this and people will make right choices.


At the end of the day, politicians have to reflect views of voting population. I have faith in goodness of common Americans and common Israeli people. In time they will opt for peace and security.

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2 years ago  ::  May 08, 2012 - 4:49PM #8
BDboy
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Guess Kadima and Lekud and joining hands to get more votes during next election. An assult on liberal parties.

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2 years ago  ::  May 08, 2012 - 5:03PM #9
rocketjsquirell
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BDboy


The new coalition was formed for a number of reasons, not least of which was to be able to allow the Israeli government to more easily deal with a number of persistent problems, both foreign and domestic and of which you complain bitterly. Look at it as a golden time in which at least some of your complaints are likely to be addressed. My guess is that you will be pleased with the results, although you may be loathe to admit it. 

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