Israel Former FM Hands Victory to Netanyahu
But a woman's got to do what a man's got to do.—Tzipi Livni
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"Etzel" is the Hebrew acronym for "HaIrgun HaTzvai HaLeumi BeEretz Israel," the "National Military Organization in the Land of Israel." It is part of what it is referred to in Hebrew as "HaMishpaha HaLohemet," literally meaning the "Warring Family." Widely known for its violent attacks against innocents, like the bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem (1946) and the Dir Yassin Massacre (1948), it became the predecessor of the Herut (“Freedom,” now Likud) party. Worryingly, both of Livni's parents were prominent members of the Warring Family. Eitan Livni—her father—was Etzel's Chief Operations Officer. He married Sara Rosenberg—a fellow member of the organization—in what became the first official marriage in the State of Israel. Tsipi Livni grew up among people that in modern terms would be classified as "terrorists," and became a princess parachuted into Israel's top political echelons. Between 2006 and 2009, in Ehud Olmert's government, she served as Minister of Foreign Affairs.
In another strange statement, she said "the same government that refused to say the words 'two states' is accepting two Palestinian states, one in the UN, against our wishes, and a Hamas state in Gaza." In her foiled thinking, which is based on personal considerations, she might have given victory to Netanyahu. Right now, she engaged in the splitting of Kadima. To achieve that, she must enlist at least seven current MKs to cross over to her new party. A Kadima official said "14 Kadima MKs contacted Livni, asking to join her party. But Livni isn't interested in anything. She'll have the last say on who of the MKs will join." "As soon as the announcement is made, the MKs will meet and sign a document to request the split from Knesset Speaker. The split will go into effect by Wednesday morning," the official added.
The boldest move towards the upcoming election came until now from Benjamin Netanyahu. On October 25, he and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Lieberman announced that their parties—Likud and Yisrael Beitenu (Israel is Our Home) respectively—will run as a single list. Netanyahu is trying to achieve is a better version of Ariel Sharon’s Big Bang. By creating a solid Jewish-secular front, he expects to attract the central-segment of the Jewish secular electorate to the Likud. Kadima voters will easily make the transition, Labor ones have become an endangered species and matter little. Yair Lapid's and Tzipi Livni's new parties are splitting even more this vote, overall handing Netanyahu an easy victory. Mossad is often called "the Prime Minister's Private Army;" Livni has proven again to be just one of its fanatic soldiers.
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