Shas rebel MK founds new movement
Kobi Nahshoni
Published: 14.04.11, 00:02
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1. Good for him !
Haim ,   Tel aviv   (04.14.11)
Moshe ,   Jerusalem,Israel   (04.14.11)
Good luck, Rabbi! You are a very brave man and a Jew and Zionist worthy of admiration.
3. another one bitting the dust !
jo   (04.14.11)
Another rabbi, another fool trying to swell the existing political morass. His routine? very standard "" we did decide on this new path after gauging the public mood "". How corny. Since Genghis Khan assorted leaders have attempted to gage their public mood --- and failed miserably. As usual this Amsellem claim to have the support of important rabbis. Strange, I have yet to meet one.. Translation: if he is a rabbi he couldn't be that important.
4. Reply #2 as a secular person i agree with you
Haim ,   Tel aviv   (04.14.11)
I think one of the biggest threats facing israel is the divide, hatred and mistrust between religious and secular. A divide nation is a weak nation and our enemys are very aware of this. Live and let live
5. Kol Hakavod
Ilana ,   Kfar Sava Israel   (04.14.11)
Good for him!! This is really what's important today. But not just unity, also stregthening the pluraistc and democratic foundations of our country.
6. I would vote for him
Yitzhak ,   Beit Shemesh   (04.14.11)
We need unity
7. unfortunately I agree with #3...
david ,   Israel   (04.14.11)
Originall I thought Amsallem had some political savvy, but now I doubt it, and here are some reasons: [1] naming the party after himself. [2] thinking that secular people will vote for a Rabbi, and [3] thinking religeous people will vote for someone who rebelled against a relig establishment.
8. A perfect example of what's wrong with Israel's system
Raymond in DC ,   Washington, USA   (04.14.11)
Under Israel's parliamentary system based on party "lists", if you're not part of a national party, you don't count. In systems based on direct representation, one runs as the standard bearer of a party *or* as an individual. That's not possible in Israel. That's why individuals like Amsalem and journalist Yair Lapid have no choice but to create "movements" and struggle for mandates.
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