Last night when the results of the Likud internal elections were finalized the mainstream media (MSM) started their field day:
“Fascist”…. “Radical”… “Ultra-nationalist”….these words were used over and over again by Channels 1, 2, and 10 TV.
Channel 10 repeated as a mantra last night that the new Likud list is “fascist and illegitimate”.
Labor’s Yachimovich says Likud is now a “radical rightist party” (yet Peace Now crony Yariv Oppenheimer running in the Labor primary is the epitome of moderation?)
Despite what the media and left would have you believe, the Likud list is not full of blood-sucking zombies and vampires.
This morning, a Maagar Mochot poll for Nana and Channel 10 TV shows that despite the best efforts of the media, Israelis are happy with their options.
The center-right wing is strengthened to 70 seats, while the center-left drops to 50 seats (including the not exactly Zionist-loving Arab parties).
Likud / Yisrael Beitenu joint list: 37 Shas: 14 Bayit Yehudi: 9 Yahadut HaTorah: 6 Amsalem: 4 Otzma L’Yisrael: (They seemed to have left them out for some reason, which doesn’t match other polls)
Labor: 20 Tzippi Livni: 9 Yair Lapid’s party continues to crash and burn, hitting 5 Meretz: 3 Kadima: 2 Arab parties: 11 Israel: Don’t be brainwashed by the media.
We don’t need more left wing parties disguised as “center” such as Livni and Mofaz. The Likud has a responsible and energetic list of MKs who will continue to help lead Israel through the challenging times ahead. Irresponsible fiscal policy from Labor would be the worst thing for Israel, which under the Likud government has managed to maintain a steady course as world markets experience serious turbulence over the past 4 years.
Congratulations to the Likud — you have an excellent list, and we need to all work together for a better future for Israel.
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