THE POLITICAL SITUATION IN ISRAEL WHERE A GOVERNMENT IS BEING FORMED BASED ON THE RECENT ELECTIONS IS BECOMING CRITICAL. THE WEBSITE ISRAPUNDIT IS DISCUSSING THE ISSUES INVOLVED AND READERS HERE SHOULD FOLLOW AND PARTICIPATE IN THE DISCUSSION.
MARTIN SHERMAN IS A SERIOUS COMMENTATOR ON ISRAELI AFFAIRS (FROM JERUSALEM POST)
I ADDED A COMMENT WHICH IS ACCEPTED, AND ANOTHER AWAITS MODERATION (http://www.israpundit.com/archives/52998/comment-page-1#comment-267935)
This is the political DNA of Yesh Atid, and as such it is incompatible with that of Bayit Yehudi – despite the alleged like-mindedness said to prevail between the parties on other issues.
Thus, while Bayit Yehudi issued a very upbeat announcement Thursday, declaring complete consensus and coordination with Yesh Atid, I would be highly skeptical as to whether such consensus/coordination extends to the cardinal issue at the center of the respective DNAs of the parties: The issue of Palestinian statehood.
This seems to confirm my central thesis on the other thread.
There is a mountain between Bennett and Lapid.
Meaning…the people who voted for Bennett voted for a man who stood for the fight against the Jihad against Israel, specifically the Palestine Arab State issue and how to halt that in its tracks. (Very simply those for the Palestine State are for the Jihad, both the Jihad against Israel and the Jihad in general.
The article above is masterly in showing that many who voted for Lapid were people in Israel without any firm foundations, for example, he refers very specifically above to people voting against all politics, that is nihilism, or last minute voters, that are swung into action by latest tv reports. These are the chaff of political life.
The strength of the Bennett vote remains and may increase, as it is certain to me anyway that Obama will get together with Abbas and Hamas to actually INSTAL Hamas.
Thus the fear and hatred of Lapid will grow, and the position of Bennett will be stronger.
People here can counter oh but Bennett is this and that, he did this and that. I KNOW THAT. You may know it better than me because you may simply be better informed.
But my fundamental point is unchanged…it is the movement of the key people behind Bennett’s new party that is all important.
The conditions for a great advance in Jewish consciousness is there. All is needed is the independent revolutionary party.
Here I have not yet touched on the need for the arming of the Jewish people and for the complete overhaul of the IDF so that the IDF is answerable not to careerist bureaucrats but the Jewish people