Likud's biggest mistake, was to take the second generation of Likud leaders, who were politically Left just like Olmert and Livni, otherwise they would have over 60 seats in the Knesset now. Do they know Yair Shamir's politics? Bibi don't lose Israel's trust, otherwise next election 20 seats to Benett.
2. Beit Yehudi here I come
Let Bibi and Lieberman PLAY with the list as much as they want, I am switching to Bennett
3. Was Bibi elected as head of Likud by the public?
4. CORRUPT GOVERNMENT This is the so-called DEMOCRACY in Israel
where Bibi has not been elected as head of Likud for the next term and those who were elected are not "acceptable" by Bibi. WHAT A DEMOCRACY!
Just like judges in Israel are self-appointed for life. WHAT A DEMOCRACY!
As most Israelis have said before, ISRAEL IS NOT A DEMOCRACY, NEVER WAS and MOST LIKELY NEVER WILL BE!
5. So where is Fagalin now on this list?
6. LIKUD TO LOOSE OUT
There is no question that the political party to feel the effect of Avigdor Liberman's extraordinary and illogical action of removing Danny Ayalon from his party list will be Binyamin Netanyahu's Likud block. Notwithstanding Ayalon's rather foolish incident in 2010 when he placed the Turkish ambassador on a low chair and refused to shake his hand, Ayalon has been an exemplarily deputy foreign minister. In fact Danny Ayalon was everything that Avigdor Lieberman is not. Danny Ayalon exhibits dignity and a deep knowledge of Israeli history. He speaks and expresses himself in perfect English. He is able to succinctly explain the history of the present Palestinian Israeli conflict in the clearest of terms and logic. He is not an extremist, in any sense of the word, and represents a cultured, educated and considered view of Israel's predicament to world leaders.
If the rank and file of Yisrael Beytenu had been given the democratic option of choosing who might have represented them on the party list, there is no doubt that Danny Ayalon would have been given a very high slot in the party list.
I believe that many Israelis will not now vote for the Likud/Israel Beytenu list because of the completely undemocratic fashion that ousted such an excellent, experienced and tested politician. The looser will not be Danny Ayalon, it will be Avigdor Liberman, Binyamin Netanyahu and the Israeli electorate. This will not be the last we hear of Danny Ayalon.
7. Israel had moved right ..
The LIkud would have lost many seats to Yisrael Beiteinu which is why the merger took place.
Bibi made the right decision and will be at least 15-20 seats ahead of all the other parties.
Lilkud, "All remained ranked within the list's top 15" so what is all the fuss about?