Tuesday, September 27, 2005


Cult of Personality

Today, for the most part, the Likud has all but ceased being a party and has become a personality cult. The party's Central Committee today voted to maintain in power a man who has acted contrary to every critical foreign policy decision of the Likud membership; a man who lost a referendum on his policies within his own party and went on to implement them anyway.

Those who voted to leave Ariel Sharon in power, by not moving up Likud party primaries, have proven that they will follow their "right-wing" king even as he implements the ideology of the far-left Meretz party.

Here is part of the Likud platform of the last national election:

"Settlement is a preeminent expression of the people of Israel's unquestionable right to Eretz Israel, and constitutes an important asset for the defense of the essential interests of the State of Israel. The Likud shall act for its continued strengthening and development."


"The State of Israel will not allow the establishment of an Arab Palestinian state west of the Jordan River."

The Likud platform for the fifteenth Knesset elections was even more explicit:

"The Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza are the realization of Zionist values. Settlement of the land is a clear expression of the unassailable right of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel and constitutes an important asset in the defense of the vital interests of the State of Israel. The Likud will continue to strengthen and develop these communities and will prevent their uprooting."

On the other hand, the far-left Meretz party strongly favors the establishment of a Palestinian State, the destruction of all Jewish towns in Judea, Samaria and Gaza, and proclaims national rights in the Land of Israel for Arabs.

Now, seeing as the Ariel Sharon of 2005 has advocated for a Palestinian State west of the Jordan, has destroyed Jewish settlement in the Land of Israel and has explicitly expressed the belief, at the United Nations, that Arabs have national rights to the Land of Israel, how can it be anything but a cult of personality that keeps the prime minister afloat in his ostensibly "right-wing" party?

The answer to your queston: Jobs, jobs, jobs, and more jobs.
Years ago when Begin was still strong, I remember saying that the party had problems and won't become a "real party" until he's gone. Gevalt they've become crooks!
cosmic x has hit the x.
There is no more idealists except us.
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