On the day of the 9-11 attacks, former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was asked what the attacks would mean for US-Israeli relations. His quick reply was:
"It's very good…….Well, it's not good, but it will generate immediate sympathy (for Israel)."
"Netanyahu says 9/11 terror attacks good for Israel"
"We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq," Ma'ariv quoted the former prime minister as saying. He reportedly added that these events "swung American public opinion in our favor."
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JERUSALEM - The main party in Israel's ruling coalition will choose a new leader today, and polls indicate that the winner will likely be the country's foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, who says her goal is to form a new government without general elections and charge ahead on peace talks with the Palestinians.
Her main rival, Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz, a former general who is viewed as more hawkish, says his own polling shows him to be the likely victor.
Kadima is less than three years old. It was formed by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon before he fell into a coma caused by a stroke in early 2006.
If Sharon wakes up in 2009, then he fulfills prophecies. You know that, right, readers?
Sharon had been a leader of the right-wing Likud party but, like Livni and Olmert, who also began on the right, became convinced that the only way for Israel to maintain its status as a Jewish democratic state was to end its occupation of Gaza and the West Bank, where nearly 4 million Palestinians live.
In Israel, left is distinguished from right largely by the amount of land one is willing to yield in the name of peace with the Arab world. The more one wants to give up, the further to the left one is said to be. Kadima - the name means forward - came to life declaring itself to be in the center.
The party has some 70,000 members who can vote at 100 polling places across the country. Once a winner is declared - probably early tomorrow in Israel - he or she will have 42 days to come up with a ruling majority of the 120-member Parliament. If that effort fails, national elections follow three months later.
Current polls show that if national elections were held now, the right-wing Likud party, led by Benjamin Netanyahu, would triumph. Livni and Mofaz want to avoid such elections by rebuilding the governing coalition that currently includes the Labor party as well as the Pensioners and Shas, an ultra-Orthodox Sephardic party. Shas, however, says it opposes all negotiation over the status of Jerusalem with the Palestinians and wants a huge increase in child welfare allowances, issues that could complicate its joining a new coalition.
If Livni wins and cannot come to terms with Shas, she might reach out to Meretz, a leftist party. She also said Likud should join her because, in her view, the old left-right divide was dead. But Likud leaders have so far said they prefer general elections.
I left this in here for you, readers, because I really couldn't give a shit about Israeli politics. I view them much like I view AmeriKan politics; all shit fooleys for murdering NaZionists. Show me an Israeli leader that isn't.
Livni, a 50-year-old lawyer and mother of two sons, came to politics in the last decade, recruited by Sharon. She is Israel's most popular politician at the moment, partly because she is seen as divorced from the backroom dealing and corruption allegations tainting many party activists.
As foreign minister, she has built a strong relationship with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and has led negotiations with the Palestinians in the hope of arriving at a peace treaty before President Bush's term ends in January. Livni's parents were senior members of the Irgun, the pre-state right-wing militia that considered the larger, more mainstream defense group Haganah too moderate.
Translation: Her parents were JEWISH TERRORISTS and MURDERERS!!!!
I also found it interesting that the Jew York Times omitted Livni's CAREER as a MOSSAD AGENT!!!
What else are they HIDING FROM US, Americans?
Mofaz, 59, is an Iranian-born former army chief of staff and defense minister who seems closer to Likud in outlook. He joined Kadima only at the last minute in late 2005 at Sharon's urging, and made headlines several months ago when he told a newspaper that if Iran did not cease in its efforts to build a nuclear weapon Israel would attack it.
Yeah, never mind that Iran is NOT Building a Nuclear Bomb.
And just where did you get your bomb, shit NaZionist?
He has also described the negotiations with the Palestinians as a waste of time although he says he is committed to making peace with them.
Put that shoe on the other foot; you have a deal, and Israel always syas, "but one last thing."
Class and ethnicity have entered into the contest, with Jews of Middle Eastern origin, the Sephardim, seeming to favor Mofaz while those of European origin, the Ashkenazim, who tend to be better off and better educated, preferring Livni.
And that is about as close as the Jew York Times will ever get to admitting that the Ashkenazi Jews are from EASTERN EUROPE and CENTRAL ASIA -- NOT PALESTINE!!!!
And it is the ASKENAZI who are the ZIONIST SCUM!!!!
Even more galling for Zionists is that the Shepardim's DNA is closer to PALESTINIANS!!!
So I guess Livni will be leading Kadima anyway.