The Zionist Conspiracy
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Change We Can Count On
After three years of incompetent leadership, in twelve days, Israel has a chance to move forward from Kadima's failures to the leadership of Binyamin Netanyahu, Avigdor Lieberman, Uzi Landau, Benny Begin and Moshe Ya'alon. Kadima, from Tzipi Livni to Tzipi Hotovely.
Current polls are encouraging, predicting a Likud-led coalition with a bloc of nationalist and religious parties comprising 65-70 Knesset seats. Yet it's astonishing that those polls still show Kadima in second place among Israeli parties. This from a party that in 2006 based its campaign on the idea that Israel had no peace partner and would have no peace partner for many years, and then entered into final status negotiations with an imaginary peace partner. A party that called for unilateral withdrawal from most of Judea and Samaria and a strengthening of the large settlement blocs, and then within month abandoned both of those ideas. A party that claimed that Jerusalem would stay united no matter what, and then offered to turn the Old City into Palestine. A party that still has no solution for rocket attacks on its citizens, yet pretends that Israel can withdraw from Judea and Samaria, placing Jerusalem and Tel Aviv well within rocket range. A party that went to war in Lebanon announcing that the policy of giving up hundreds of terrorists for captured soldiers was over, and then forgot all about that policy more quickly than soap operas forget about returning dead characters to life. A party that was too busy celebrating the purported success of its Gaza operation to notice that neither smuggling nor rocket fire have actually ceased.
The time has come for Israelis to say, "No, we can."
-Israel can say no to more unilateral withdrawals.
-Israel can say no to more concessions without reciprocity.
-Israel can say no to more pipe dream "solutions".
-Israel can say no to dividing the Old City and making Jewish life there untenable.
-Israel can say no to giving up the Golan.
-Israel can say no to more wars without any strategic goals.
-Israel can say no to more acquiescence to rocket attacks.
-Israel can say no to a party whose leaders are tired of fighting, tired of being courageous, tired of winning, and tired of defeating Israel's enemies.
-Israel can say no to a party that has no ideology and no values, and exists solely out of personal opportunism and the desire for political power.