Might be a good idea for Liberman to meet Deri. He could learn about prison which with any luck is where he is heading.
2. I hope you stay
You have done a lot of good for Israel, especially as our Foreign Minister
Jay Abouaf ,
3. #1 why prison?
After 13 years of unprecedented investigation, Lieberman's worst and only "crime" is flushing a scrap of paper down the toilet.
Real crimes did not land the likes of Barak, Sharon, Olmerd and Ramon in jail.
Or are you saying that jail is only for "Russians", "Mitnahalim" and "Mizrahim", not for criminal Leftists?
israel israeli ,
4. "A pox on both their houses!" W. Shakespere
5. This unfortunately is standard practice..
by the Ultra Orthodox prior to an election.
They go to the Right and ask how many ministries of their choice will they get for their vote......
..then they go to the Left and ask the same...whichever side offers the most gets the vote.
Bear in mind the Charedim around the globe with dual nationality that form part of this bloc.
This is how the 5% of the Israeli population decides who will win
The person who should be on trial is Weinstein for making this a politically motivated trial. In the United States that would be a serious federal crime. My opinion is also Peres or some foreign power was behind this.
Bill Stein ,
7. "As one crook to another . . . ."
Giora Me'ir ,
8. even with shas the left cant pull it off
Based on current polls and being generous lets say Labor got 20 seats, Shas 10,Deri 3, Lapid & Livni each 10, Meretz 6.
So Shas included the left can only get 59 seats unless they include the communist Hadash create a coalition that would collapse within a week.
Giving Bibi just 30 & Bennet 14 alone they could get about 44 seats.
If they added Shas who will probably 10 and UTJ who will probably get 5 that would exactly 61 seats so just with Bennet & the religious Bibi can form a coalition.
More likely Bibi wants a broader coalition of Bennet, Livni & Lapid and probably with UTJ to keep the religious voters happy but because of their smaller size they don't have the power of Shas.
That would give him a comfortable 69 seats leaving Shas for emergency if one party has a tantrum and walks out.
The bigger the coalition the more room to manoeuvre Bibi also has when deciding who to get what ministries.
He doesn't have to worry about the egos of Livni & Lapid because both are disposable if he brings in Shas so they take the ministries they are offered.
The key to the whole thing is the swing voters who could turn it all around.
I think the former FM should focus on his legal strategy.
And no this has nothing to do with any racial or political profiling.
Fact is the man is indicted.
As in fact also any other indicted or convicted felon should step away from the elections in search for public office
People please get this we need clean public servants to clean up our act.
Also no semi legally methods using public funds facing a massive deficit
serve the country's need.
So even Bibi is a well funded person he and his family should not claim more money than ever anybody but Bibi before from the public coffers.
The claim that the huge deficit will not impose on the average citizen with the upcoming budget is a huge insult toward the public's intelligence
I like Liberman even though he is diplomatic skills are terrible and Eli Yishai has the right idea on how to deal with illegal infiltrators.