Opinion  Ben-Dror Yemini
The Likud is the real threat to Israel
Ben-Dror Yemini
Published: 12.03.19, 19:58
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1. Most Israelis live in Israel. ManyJews are living in America
Michael ,   California, USA   (03.12.19)
2. Wrong on so many levels.
DSM ,   USA   (03.12.19)
Was this article written by a far left college student ?
3. The left are destroying Israel one FOOL at a time
john rock   (03.12.19)
History keeps repeating itself; as long as there are still the LEFTY (self-hating) Jews, Jews all over suffer!!! These lefty liberals hate the idea of Judaism, period!! Why they live in Israel, is beyond me. Israel has a history, it was given to us by G-d... How do these lefties Justify living in Israel?
4. Surveys Vs a REAL TEST
Yaron ,   Melbourne   (03.12.19)
Really ?? I guess we must believe impossible. What is more accurate a statistical sample or the entire population? what is more likely to be manipulated a survey questioner or a ballot? What do you think is a better reflection of people true feelings - what they tell you in Surveys or what they stick in the ballot box when it is secret. By this fantastic 'logic' which defies population data vs statistics - Donald Trump did not win. After all the surveys were all fairly consistent and clear.
When reality is bad - like the consistent vote for leadership which is against the state, which has proven on many occasions to be antisemitic, which on occasions was found to aid the enemy, etc, etc. the solution is to refer to surveys and ignore reality !!!. - Stick your head in the sand. This is the way the left has always reacted - that is why antisemitism in the Left has been consistently ignored until Pandora's box could hold no more, this is why every Terrorist mastermind gets to be called partner for peace at some time, that is why the idea of bringing armed terrorists into your midst and let them run the shop and include a loophole for bribery as part of the Oslo understandings sounds like a great idea..and yet, faced with the fact that leftist have no issue in joining hands with fellow leftists who single out and claim Israel is a Racist endeavour for years and who share platforms with antisemitic organizations and individuals, etc, etc - the most thing that Israel has to fear is the Likud and not the people who tell the USA not to move embassy to Jerusalem, to Vote for Golan, , who supported Obamas Iranian deal as if there is no issue - until as usual Bibi's claims have proven to be the right ones, who are happy to work with J-Street, NIF, etc, who supported that idea of Gaza as the Paris of the middle East ,etc, etc- Apperantly demonising the Likud like a good leftist is more important than reality - like digging for surveys where the ballot is the real test.
5. The state of Israel must immediately declare null the Oslo A
The state of Israel must immediately declare null the Oslo Accords and annex the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to its territory and dismantle the Palestinian Authority. The Oslo Accords are null, because they are against the Law of God (Written Torah), because it is written in the Torah, in Numbers 33:50-53 and Deuteronomy 1:8 and 30:5, that God commanded Israel to possess all the Land of Canaan, that is the Land of Israel, that includes all the Palestine. And the state of Israel must not give Israeli citizenship to the Arabs, because Israel is a Jewish state, so that only Jews can be citizens of Israel. This is not racism, because any person, of any race or ethnicity, may convert to Judaism.

The state of Israel must immediately expel the Arabs from its territory, because it is written in the Torah, in Exodus 23:31-33 and in Numbers 33:52, that God commanded Israel to expel the other inhabitants of the Land of Canaan, which is the Land of Israel, which includes all the Palestine. The Arabs invaded the Land of Israel in the year 635 CE, so that they are invaders, and must leave Israel, and return to their own land, which is Arabia. This is not racism, because any person, of any race or ethnicity, can convert to Judaism. Moreover, the Palestinian Arabs are killing the Israeli Jews, so that the Israeli Jews need to expel the Palestinian Arabs from the Land of Israel (Palestine), as self defense, in order to save their lives.

6. What if a Polish PM said that
all citizens of Poland are equal, but Poland is only a Polish Catholic state? Would it be OK?
7. How dare queen bibi criticize Rotem Sala?
Tehraniporou   (03.12.19)
The public is attentive to such celestial cuties
8. I guess we are ready to be France. No Worries!
jore ,   la   (03.12.19)
9. at least you show your true colors
d   (03.12.19)
at least you show your true colors you are a extremist left globalist Islam lover anti Semite anti Israel then the media says that they are objective
10. You can't market apartheid & fascism as self-determination
23.23.23, ,   Jerusalem   (03.12.19)
The author uses verbal juggling and prevarication to justify fascism and apartheid.
11. 80% of world Jews are not accepted as Jews by Israel
Graham Usher ,   Manchester   (03.12.19)
12. Not surprising, a Leftie being a Leftist.
Sam ,   Montreal   (03.12.19)
Those on the Left are more inclusive so they criticize the Nation state concept. Those on the Right are more nationalistic so they favour the Nation State concept. The question is who in Israel is better at security and taking care of the well being of ALL Israelis. No one in Israel is standing out.
13. Useless opinion, it really is. We are more intelligent than
Threats of “losing democracy” just doesn’t work in a country, where Supreme Court and it’s Commisars nullify governmental decrees!
14. OUT WITH THE ARABS FROM ISRAEL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (03.12.19)
15. headline
Agnes Losonczi   (03.12.19)
This article is utterly ridiculous.
16. A sure sign that the left are running scared
judah ,   jerusalem   (03.12.19)
This sort of headlines are from those who are now really fearful that the blue and white expedition will lead no where
17. ben dror is full of it
harold   (03.12.19)
Arabs in Israel save some, want a pal state, not an Israeli one. ben dror is like peres and beilin, blind as a bat.in fact, arabs want lots of israelis dead. ben dror-stop day dreaming.

bibi is a problem yes. he should be replaced by bennett. but gantz is likely worse. ask shapira, ask yusef's family, ask fellow soldiers in the lebanon withdrawal. and he wants to withdraw more. i have zero confidence in gantz's military planning, zero.

vote for bennett.
18. Stupid article.
Steven Allsopp   (03.12.19)
Iran is the biggest threat to Israel, followed by the self-hating, Israeli left wing led by Gantz and Gabbay.
19. Zionist Dream???
Volvi   (03.13.19)
You say, "For this is where the decision on annexation was made, where they are working to realize the vision of one large or bi-national state, where they are working to eradicate the Zionist dream."

If according to you applying sovereignty over all of Eretz Yisrael is NOT Zionist, then I guess I am not a Zionist by your definition. Am I now to be labeled Anti Zionist for wanting sovereignty over my own land of Judea and Samaria, the birthplace of our people? Ben Dror you lost the plot!
20. Wishy-washy opinion that pulls together too many threads
Shachar ,   Eilat   (03.13.19)
Rotem Sela responded to Miri Regev's anti-Arab slurs and was completely correct of course- everybody votes, everybody can stand for election and every party is free to join a coalition gov't. Bibi responded in a cabinet meeting that Israel was a Jewish state and infered without actually saying it that Arabs should not be allowed to join a gov't. Because the Arab parties are massively unpopular amongst the Jewish electorate, nobody wants to say they are willing to have arab parties in their gov't. There is nothing here that endangers the state of Israel as a democratic state. In fact it is best for the electorate that each politicians views are aired publicly.
21. Arabs our brothers their leadership plays an ugly tune
jore ,   la   (03.13.19)
22. until the left understand...
vik ,   jerusalem   (03.13.19)
that all Judaism is, is the tenants of the fact that the Jewish people themselves are a sovereign people and nation first and foremost, with the richest and deepest culture and constitution / spiritually political foundation.
And that the Jewish Nation is not just "an imaginary nation" by spiritual idea. The left will never understand because they refuse to pick up a book called the Torah and understand it.
If you want to be part of a metropolitan state like America, go to America.

23. Jews have the right to national self determination
C   (03.13.19)
jews have been a people for three thousand years.
jews kept their national identity throughout the ages and even gave up
their lives for their identity.
during the imposed roman exile, jews remained jews.

there were no arab palestinians for the many centuries of roman, mongol,
ottomon rules of what is the land of israel.
those who today are referred to as palestinians, must have equality
under the law, but not national self determination.
24. cult of self denial hindered in politcal debate of nothing
Avram Goldsmith ,   Toronto -Kiriat Gat   (03.13.19)
Remember the Dudu Topaz fashla in plitical debate Maarach-Likud calling CHAHCHAH which is consider by other as derogatory word, but in fact is charactruzing quality of ethics and morals and pathological social behaviour , Mr Drori what is your association to political indentification? Same quality of comentaries as Dudu Topaz 's time with small cosmetical change, and you should ashame for confussing definitions and termenology joggling between fact and fiction!
25. no inner conviction
joe   (03.13.19)
bibi does not need a poll to prove golan retention is crucial and favored by Israelis. he is so bloody weak, lacks conviction and guts. he is in fact very much like gantz. you don't need a poll to prove your point. Golan is Israeli no matter what that kerry appeaser indyk whose words are worthless, absolutely worthless.

rabin's grandson may have been right about bibi when he referred to him as a mediocre soldier. you do not need to poll Israelis about the golan.

the sad fact is gantz is worse.

bennett is far superior to bibi. vote for bennett.
26. Netanyahu: The idea of Lapid as prime minister is 'chilling'
manny   (03.13.19)
bibi is 100% correct in his reference to lapid as pm would be chilling. lapid learned most of what he knows from that security ignoramus olmert, who was and is a security flop.

recall lapid backed gantz and yaalon in protective edge. he totally was wrong about tunnels and what to do about them.

his regional arab peace plan guarantees nothing and is worthless.

if Israelis want to commit suicide, vote for lapid. go vote for him and watch your state go down the toilet.
27. One term of malignant leftist leadership could ruin Israel
Chaim ,   Israel   (03.13.19)
Yemini criticizes Bibi for including our 4,000 year old ancestral heartland of Judea and Samaria in Israel. Yemini doesn't want Israel to be a "large" state. He wants us to cede Judea and Samaria to our mortal "Palestinian" foes and become a 9 mile wide concentration camp.

Judea and Samaria don't make Israel "large". They make Israel viable. Israel, including Judea and Samaria, is about the size of an average hunting preserve in Africa. How can any rational person call Israel a "large" state? Leave it to a leftist.

We only have one tiny Homeland, and it took us 2,000 years to reclaim it. Israelis must assure leftists NEVER lead our sole tiny Homeland again! Just one term of malignant leftist leadership could destroy Israel. We must NEVER give them a chance. Labor came VERY close to destroying Israel forever with Oslo. Don't be fooled by Gantz. Vote patriotic right!
28. Yemini oscillates between unhinged/ not too clever...WTF?!
29. He didn’t attack her.... he answered her.
Mici   (03.15.19)
When it’s the right side- it’s an attack. But when it’s the left side- he just expressed his opinion ... we are so tired of you
30. Nuance and Lights on, please.
Roberto Feldmann ,   Macondo, Sudamérica.   (03.17.19)
ISRAEL is the Jewish State. See Nov. 1947 UN ResoluResolution. It's the Jewish People, not the Druze, Circassian or Bedouin who etected, with immense sacrifice and courage, a state from nothing but live and history. The Jewish people are not a modern nation as Belgium, where whatever national or religious collectives living in its territory are Belgians: Wallon, Flemish, Maghrebi, Congolese, Iraqi, Syrian, Turkish, Indonesian, Iranian... Israel is the state where only the Jewish people have their national self-determination enshrined. That saidis, every citizen has equal rights. IT'S NOT the state where every minority has its own state, but every minority is treasured, respected, beloved, and whose rightsname, individual and collective, are taken care of.
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