Archive for August, 2005

To Support Elon is to Support the System

Don’t Be Deceived: To Support Elon is to Support the SYSTEM
Disengagement: The Ugly Truth About the Knesset

1. In October 2004, the Knesset passed the unilateral Disengagement bill by a vote of 67 to 45. Amazing, because this Knesset came into existence as a result of the January 2003 election, when parties opposed to unilateral Disengagement won 84 Knesset seats or 70% of the Knesset’s membership. » Continue reading “To Support Elon is to Support the System

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The Eidelberg Report

(abbreviated and edited for Internet).

MK Benny Elon calls for a bloc of right-wing or nationalist parties (read: Echud Haleumi—to which he belongs—and Mafdal) bloc to preserve settlements to, oppose an emerging left-wing constitution, and to bolster Jewish education.

This is not a program but a call to support motherhood. Elon does not have a constructive program. He, like all MKs, is primarily concerned to preserve his seat in the Knesset. I know this from having prepared a program for him before the 1999 elections, a program which, had he supported it, might have prevented Israel’s present plight. The program included, among other things, personal election of MKs to replace voting for boss-led party slates. » Continue reading “The Eidelberg Report”

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Revolutionary Article (hebrew)

I urge you to study (and distribute) a superb and revolutionary article by my colleague Prof. Israel Hanukoglu, calling for the resignation of Mafdal (National Religious Party) and Ichud Haleumi (National Union) chairs in the Knesset (for hebrew readers). The article was published by Arutz-7. here.

The article shows how the two parties mentioned above betrayed the national camp when they signed the coalition agreement with the Sharon Government after the January 2003 election.

It also calls for a national primary before elections to rid Israel of the notorious corruption that has become a commonplace in Israeli politics. To this end, it emphasizes the necessity of having members of the Knesset individually elected by, and accountable to, the voters in constituency or regional elections. » Continue reading “Revolutionary Article (hebrew)”

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Two Crucial Issues

Although I have always been skeptical of Moshe Feiglin’s effort to take over the Likud Party—comparing it to a virgin trying to make a brothel chaste—nevertheless, I have always wished him success in his mission impossible. » Continue reading “Two Crucial Issues”

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From David Ben-Gurion and The Yamin Israel Party

Not only corrupt politicians, but also the decadence of Israel’s parliamentary electoral system is responsible for Sharon’s Disengagement Plan, hence for the unspeakable tragedy that has befallen thousands of Jews in Gaza and northern Samaria.

Few people realize that the flaws inherent in Israel’s parliamentary system were evident at the founding of the state, as may be learned from David Ben-Gurion’s Memoirs. » Continue reading “From David Ben-Gurion and The Yamin Israel Party”

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Political Science 101 and 201

A. Political Science 101

I wonder how many political scientists in Israel (or in America, for that matter) teach their students that Israel’s Prime Minister is, in principle, and in many decisive respects, more powerful than a President of the United States? » Continue reading “Political Science 101 and 201″

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Is Israel Being Sold out by its Prime Minister?

On December 23, 2003, Ha’aretz’s Baruch Kra published a summary of a video that links the entire Sharon family to a Greek island tourist resort project. If this summary is accurate—and if it isn’t, Ha’aretz can expect a massive libel suit—mass demonstrations should be organized demanding Prime Minister Sharon’s immediate resignation. Here are the main points of the incriminating video. » Continue reading “Is Israel Being Sold out by its Prime Minister?”

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An Appeal to All Feiglinites

I do not doubt Moshe Feiglin’s good intentions. I only question his practical wisdom. Please suspend, if only for a few minutes, your preconceptions and consider the following:

By remaining in the Likud and luring people to register for that corrupt party, Moshe Feiglin is preventing the formation of the only political instrument that can possibly remove Israel’s present leadership and change the SYSTEM that entrenches this leadership in power—BEFORE Israel suffers more irreversible damage. » Continue reading “An Appeal to All Feiglinites”

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A Brief Message from Prof. Eidelberg

Good News!

Israel is going to be saved from its present tyranny by Moshe Feiglin and his Jewish Leadership Movement (Manhigut Yehudit)!

And how is this miracle to come about?

Easy. They tell us there are only 137,000 Likud members*—so all we need to do is finagle more Feiglinites into the Likud, get a majority, and take over that corrupt party. » Continue reading “A Brief Message from Prof. Eidelberg”

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A Manifesto for Thought and Action

Prof. Paul Eidelberg & Prof. Israel Hanukoglu

1. You all know that Sharon has become the Left’s prime minister.
2. You remember how Mafdal and Ichud HaLeumi said they could do more good by staying in the government than by resigning. Look what happened: » Continue reading “A Manifesto for Thought and Action”

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