Tuesday, November 30, 2010

If Obama Is Trying To Weaken Netanyahu--It's Working!

It seems that Likud is getting wary--and weary--of Netanyahu:
A Likud rally at the Knesset on Monday aimed at pressuring the party’s ministers to oppose another construction moratorium in Judea and Samaria turned into a protest against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu when party activists called for his ouster.
While MK Danny Danon criticizes Netanyahu, he doesn't want to go so far as to topple Bibi--for fear of clearing the way for bringing Livni into power, but not all members of Likud are showing the same restraint:

Kiryat Arba Likud activist Boaz Haetzni, who was on the party’s list of Knesset candidates in the last election, condemned Netanyahu for breaking promises to oppose the creation of a Palestinian state, allow life in Judea and Samaria to thrive, rule out a further freeze, and condition another moratorium on the Palestinians recognizing Israel as a Jewish state.

“After breaking his word so many times, why should we believe him anymore?” Haetzni asked. “He is leading us to the policies of Meretz.

“The conclusion should be if there is another freeze, we must vow to not let Netanyahu remain head of the Likud and prime minister. We must stop him before we end up in the sea.”

Haetzni’s call for overthrowing Netanyahu received applause from more than 50 Likud activists in the room.
We are not talking about a no-confidence vote, but to the degree that Netanyahu considers himself steering a course within a small space with limited options--he appears to be losing support back home for what some are no seeing as nothing less than a betrayal of trust.

And this is what led to his defeat his first time around as Prime Minister.

Hat tip: Eli Tabori

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1 comment:

NormanF said...

Netanyahu has learned the wrong lessons from his first time as Prime Minister. His party is not ready to sacrifice the Land Of Israel for him. And if he pushes it to make that fateful choice, he could well find himself without a job.