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What to Do when your Partner Is under Indictment and It’s 3 Weeks before Election Day? Lie a Lot…

Liberman came to his police interrogation directly from the National Hall in Jerusalem, where Likud-Beiteinu launched their the Knesset elections campaign.
Bibbi and Tzipi may be coalition partners after all.

Bibbi and Tzipi coalition partners after all.
Photo Credit: Yori Yanover

Netanyahu has one, central and burning issue—besides his own career, of course—and that’s Iran. No other concern comes even close. In his mind, the coming year will usher in a confrontation with our arch enemy, and when that moment comes, Netanyahu does not wish to remain bereft of friends in the West, especially not in the White House.

This is why he will revive the peace process, freeze settlement construction, evacuate Jewish homes. Not because he is an enemy of the settlement movement or because he loves the idea of a Palestinian state. He simply views those issues as secondary to the existential challenge posed by Iran’s nuclear threat.

With that in mind, Netanyahu will not turn to his right in search of coalition partners. Those will have to come from the “near” left parties: Labor, Livni, Lapid. Or, possibly two out of those three and the Ashkenazi Haredim from Torah Judaism, who come with a predictable, convenient price tag.

Netanyahu already announced that he is ready to do war with Shas over the Ministry of Housing, because he needs it as a dowry to the left, to satisfy their voters’ outcries of unfairness in awarding government sponsored housing to secular couples.

This, of course, could turn out to be a lie, and if Shas becomes a crucial component of a stable coalition government, they might end up retaining their prized possession.

Another Netanyahu statement that could turn out to be just a lie is what he said Wednesday night about Tzipi Livni not serving as his Foreign Minister, ever, absolutely, no way. He is determined to keep the Foreign office on hold for his partner, Liberman. If need be, Netanyahu will serve as FM until Liberman concludes his court affairs.

He also said that Livni would not be permitted near the peace negotiations with the Palestinians.

Those used to be Livni’s two specialties in the Ehud Olmert government, before Olmert ended up mired in his own court affairs. And some folks on the inside have said she was pretty good at both assignments.

What would Netanyahu do should Livni insist on running the Foreign Ministry, and peace negotiations, while Liberman would be following politics from behind bars? She might just get it.

When Netanyahu denies some things vehemently – you can be almost certain he’s lying and has no intention of actually doing what he promises. This time he not only denies planning to give Livni her choice appointments, he even denies having sent her emissaries to negotiate anything at all.

She’s practically a shoo-in.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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5 Responses to “What to Do when your Partner Is under Indictment and It’s 3 Weeks before Election Day? Lie a Lot…”

  1. Yehuda Cohen says:

    Yori, you're an expert in graphics. Suggestion: widen those black circles by 2 – 3 times and put them above their heads at about a 75 degree angle to show a picture of an unholy alliance.
    What would bring the bacon home as they say in America would be to super-impose Arafat's/Jezeus picture in back of their shaking hands…..another picture of an unholy alliance.

  2. Eva Feld says:

    See, Israeli politics and shananigans aren't any different than ours.

  3. Rc Fowler says:

    Tzipi and Livni–two Godless whores!

  4. Rc Fowler says:

    OOps–Tzipi and Bibi!

  5. Mildred Bilt says:

    To RcFowler; quite an Oops! So what part of Manhatten do you live in if you still think Bibi is a godless whore? Gigolo not strong enough?

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