Israeli Right's Double-Jointed, Fork-Tongued "Leaders"

Batya Medad ,

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Batya Medad
New York-born Batya Medad made aliyah with her husband just weeks after their 1970 wedding and has been living in Shiloh since 1981. Political pundit, with a unique perspective, Batya has worked in a variety of professions: teaching, fitness, sales, cooking, public relations, photography and more. She has a B.S. in Journalism, is a licensed English Teacher specializing as a remedial teacher and for a number of years has been studying Tanach (Bible) in Matan. Batya blogs on Shiloh Musings and A Jewish Grandmother. ...

The Israeli Right's Double-Jointed, Fork-Tongued "Leaders"

Why is it that time after time after time, the minute that Israeli politicians from the Right make it into positions of power they suddenly bend over Leftwards, like human pretzels?

The first big shockeroo, from which we are still suffering was Menachem Begin after he broke the Left's monopoly over the Prime Minister's Office.  Instead of doing what everyone, Right, Left and Center, had expected fully annex all of Judea, Samaria, Jordan Valley, Golan and Sinai, he quickly communicated with Egypt's President Sadat and offered him the Sinai, with the added bonus of destroying all of the Jewish communities which the Leftist Labor party had established.

Destruction of Yamit

The so-called Right wing, pro-Jewish settlement in all of the Land of Israel, Menachem Begin crossed the biggest "red line" in Israeli policy. He destroyed Israeli homes and communities. In charge of "logistics" was Arik Sharon, who apparently developed a taste for that sort of blood, because he, also from Likud, proposed Disengagement which gave the Arab terrorist territory Gaza Gush Katif and destroyed the very communities which had been established as compensation for the Israeli communities which had been destroyed in the Sinai.

Destruction of Gush Katif

The irony of all this is that the Leftist Labor party and its ideological twins could never propose and activate such policies, because the Likud in opposition is always much more Right. The Oslo Accord, the most extreme Left policy that Labor ever succeeded in passing did not do a fraction of the damage done by Likud's Begin and Sharon.

Ruby Rivlin

Naftali Bennett

So now, for all who had been happy that loyal Likudnik Ruby Rivlin had been elected President and that Naftali Bennett's political power has been increasing, recent news has us in the doldrums, yet again. I wrote about Rivlin's inferiority complex in terms of the USA here, and now Naftali Bennett has tied himself in a political knot, too, by supporting the death penalty for Jewish terrorists sic, when it isn't even on the books for Arab terrorists.

We who are loyal to the Land of Israel and promote Jewish Life and Settlement in all of the Land Gd gave us are still looking for a reliable, powerful and effective leader to take us out of this mess.