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Coalition talks begin: Netanyahu, Lapid meet    Tzvika Brot, Attila Somfalvi
1. So - no meeting of the minds just yet...
A Jerusalemite ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (01.24.13)
2. the "red line" joke
Netanyahu will undoubtedly "submit" to Lapid's demand to resume negotiations with the Palestinians. In those negotiations, Netanyahu will set his own red lines to ensure that the talks go nowhere. And Netanyahu and Lapid will live together happily ever after.
Michael ,   Haifa   (01.24.13)
3. Feiglin
Now that Feiglin is in,I hope that he, and those aligned with him, will push to a Likud alliance with Bennet.After all,Bennet ,as Lapid, has shown great strength and both represent the will of Israel very clearly. I hope that Lapid and Bibi understand that and don´t use this new configuration to betray Israel in a kind of "cup".
Keren ,   IL-BR   (01.24.13)
4. Why is it that when I see a picture of Lapid and think, that
in few moments he might be one of the people REALLY influencing my life I get a sinking feeling in my stomach???!!!
tom ,   tel aviv   (01.24.13)
5. T.R.A.I.T.O.R.
As ever in his miserable life...
Re: # 2.   (01.24.13)
6. Lapid´s banner
Lapid´s banner has been universal draft. He was very clever by chosing such a banner since that´s an issue pleaded by virtually all Israel-from seculars to national religious camp,except haredim. He even brought a rabbi to his camp. Well,to fulfill his plans,he MUST be in accordance to the religious´ camps-all of them-,because he will never-NEVER!-bring all Israel to the army in order to deliver Israel to arabs,in case he has such thing in mind when he talks about "renewing piece talks with `palestinians`". If Lapid is an honest men,he MUST be in accordance to all religious camps otherwise he will be a Meretz man disguised in something else and we all know that Meretz´s likes are not in the heart of Israelis. THINK ABOUT THIS,LAPID AND BE CAREFULL IN YOUR NEW CAREER!
Keren ,   IL-BR   (01.24.13)
7. Michael #2, And here is another joke for ya
"Arab parties lose Knesset seat to Bayit Yehudi". Oh wait a minute. It's true!
Jake   (01.24.13)
8. And more
Bennett is still more important to Israel than Lapid, in terms of ideological Israel, because Bennett DO have an ideology. Lapid...what´s Lapid ideology?To Israel go back to the old bla bla bla called PIECE talks with "palestinians"and universal draft. But well,what does that mean in ideological terms?NOTHING! He is not proposing nothing new-the contrary,he is proposing to perpetuate the rotten old. He,as of now,is no more than a sport man in from of the cameras getting audience. Israel must be very aware of the late choice in polls because it is very likely that the TV vice was the trigger to a big mistake. May I be wrong,but attention is always advisable.
Keren ,   IL-BR   (01.24.13)
9. Peace overtures
Whatever the Jews of Israel offer thevPalestinians will reject.Millions of Palestinians are in refugee camps will they take 500,000 dollars per family to stay in their Islamic lands.Hanna Ashwari wants the dream of right of return Jaffa and Haifa so why not the Jews to Judaea and Samariah.So Lapids Red Line is benign a good and fair life for the Arabs in Israel yes like the Jews in New York but the USA military has the Security Portfolio.As for the Social gap all Good,The Draft will need alot of imaginative flexbility.
Zechariah   (01.24.13)
10. #4 - I know exactly what you mean
When I see Bibi's face and think he is the man that will continue to affect my life and that of the many I know who want to leave proudly and peacefully in the land of Israel, I want to throw up.
Sam ,   Kfar Saba   (01.24.13)
11. I could even bet that Lapid´s success(or perhaps "success"?)
...was a brilliant Bibi´s chest maneuver. One can wonder why the heck Bibi has called new elections in this moment... Lapid is a very popular TV man,and could be a very important card in Bibi´s sleeve... Just wondering...Lapid´s campaing was a very expensive campaign to a simple TV man. I am very afraid of Bibi,Barak,Peres´ unknown to Israelis treaties with foreigners ,and who knows Bibi found the way to circumvent a difficult political moment and found the way to do what he wanted to do(we don´t know Bibi´s mind)via elections(or perhaps "elections"?)... Just thinking...That would not be a surprise for a the kind of men that Bibi is.
Keren ,   IL-BR   (01.24.13)
12. Guess Bibi & Lapid haven't looked at a map of Israel lately
There can NEVER be peace if Arabs get the West Bank. Bennett is the ONLY party who can keep Israel safe.
Reality 101 ,   Tel Aviv   (01.24.13)
13. # 10
''...I know who want to leave proudly and peacefully in the land of Israel'' or, ''...I know who want to live proudly in the land of Israel'' Did you mean ''live?''
Birdi ,   Israel   (01.24.13)
14. "Experient"Peres
I don´t even think that Lapid´s "success" (in case the hypotesys I speak about is correct)is a Bibi´s brilliant chess maneuver,but a PERES one. Peres use to ,and is used to,use pop stars in crucial political moments to lure Israelis and Lapid´s maneuver would not be a surprise.
Keren ,   IL-BR   (01.24.13)
15. 14
what? are you trying to convey to us.?
James ,   Jerusalem.   (01.25.13)
16. #15
hypothesis
Keren ,   IL-BR   (01.25.13)
17. Lapid want "resumption of peace talks with the Palestinians"
lapid needs to be reminded that abbas has refused to negotiate for more than four years. lapid also needs to be reminded that hamas, namely the muslim brotherhood, thinks that jews are the descendents of apes and pigs.
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (01.25.13)
18. Shas cannot be trusted but is a needed in government
The government of Israel cannot allow itself to be brought down by one small factions desires. Israelis want all Israelis to serve. Haredim cannot keep obstructing this and not be resented. Israelis also do not want to hand over our capital to our enemies, nor do Israelis trust forming a Palestinian terror state on our land, but they do want the demographic threat of Arabs lessened. We need to negotiate with our enemies, but ultimately we must discuss their unconditional surrender. Shas must see the writing on the wall which is that ALL Israelis must serve in the army. NIKUDAH!
Chaim Ben Kahan ,   Efrat, Israel   (01.25.13)
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