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Double-Header, Barak and Building

By Batya Medad
1/18/2011, 12:00 AM

Thank G-d we've been having some rain, not enough, but rain just the same.  I blog more frequently on Shiloh Musings and me-ander.  You may enjoy joining the comments there.

Building A Future for Jews in The Land of Israel

 

Our enemies can talk all they want, but we're building homes for Jewish families here in Shiloh, Israel.  And people are buying, thank G-d.

 

We're the only people who have a national history here.  This is Jewish Land, our Land and there's no way to deny it.

 

Barak Backs Himself Into A Corner

Ehud Barak has left the Labor Party.  This may be his next exit from politics.  He was defeated after being Prime Minister and somehow bounced back, because Binyamin Netanyahu wanted a Center-Left government and appointed him Defense Minister.

Ehud Barak isn't all that popular with ordinary Israelis any more.  I can't imagine too many people voting for a breakaway party headed by him.  Like many former IDF Chiefs of Staff, he was pretty popular early on in his retirement from the army, but his reign as Prime Minister was so terrible, terrorist-terrible, that his luster was quickly tarnished.  The Labor Party itself hasn't been doing well in recent elections, and a split is the last thing it needed.

It's interesting that Barak is touting his new party/faction as Center, not Left.  That should have him fighting with Kadima and Bibi's vision of Likud for votes. Politics is fun to watch, to observe.  I prefer it to reality TV.  It's the real thing....