web analytics
December 18, 2014 / 26 Kislev, 5775
 
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
8000 meals Celebrate Eight Days of Chanukah – With 8,000 Free Meals Daily to Israel’s Poor

Join Meir Panim’s campaign to “light up” Chanukah for families in need.



Yisrael Beiteinu Splits From Likud

Yair Shamir could replace Avigdor Liberman at the helm of Israel Beitenu.

Yair Shamir could replace Avigdor Liberman at the helm of Israel Beitenu.
Photo Credit: Oren Nahshon / Flash90

With Liberman out of the picture and the coalition talks making no progress, Yisrael Beiteinu’s Yair Shamir decided to take matters into his own hands and split off Yisrael Beiteinu from the Likud.

“Deciding which party to join was an easy decision,” Shamir told JewishPress.com.

“Likud, by itself, is only 2 seats larger than than Yesh Atid and that would have given us a clear majority, but we decided that HaBayit HaYehudi is a much more natural partner for us, and they don’t have all that anti-Hareidi baggage going on, and together with our 22 seats Yisrael Beiteinu HaYehudi would be the party that leads the country. Our party names mesh nicely too.”

Naftali Bennett had no problems stepping aside and letting his more experienced, if junior partner, Yair Shamir be named joint party head. “Its not about the seats or positions,” Bennett said, “It’s about the values. And like his father Yitzchak, Yair shares many common values with us. And on religious issues, he shares many values with Ayelet Shaked.”

One of Yisrael Beiteinu HaYehudi’s first invitations was to the Likud, to join them without any preconditions. Together with Yesh Atid, the coalition could have 61 seats.

It’s unclear at this time is Sara will approve the Likud joining a Shamir led coalition, though there are rumors that an emergency vote of the Central Committee members is being called to discuss what led to these developments, and that “lessons will learned, and changes will be made as a result.”

Even Yesh Atid has shown some flexibility, as it slid down to becoming the third largest party. Party head Yair Lapid said, “I’m not my father, I don’t hate Hareidim, I’ve even let them sit near me on my show. I guess I could sit next to them around a cabinet table too.”

Prime Minister elect Shamir finished off by saying, “A Freilichin Purim“.

This has been a Purim prank…

About the Author: JewishPress.com brings you the latest in Jewish news from around the world. Stay up to date by following up on Facebook and Twitter. Do you have something noteworthy to report? Submit your news story to us here.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

12 Responses to “Yisrael Beiteinu Splits From Likud”

  1. Now that is a surprise. Shamir if he is half the man that his father was will be very very good PM.

  2. I hope it is for real and not a Purim joke.

  3. I hope it is for real and not a Purim joke.

  4. Chaiya Eitan says:

    At this point I don't know WHAT to believe!

  5. Chaiya Eitan says:

    It's a Purim joke, Loren.

  6. Joel Block says:

    Nothing about it on the JPost.

  7. Moshe Ben Yitzhak says:

    It's a Purimspiel! In other words, a joke!

  8. Too bad – that would be interesting

  9. Chaiya Eitan says:

    All of these negotiations are a Purim Spiel!

  10. Mark Ellis says:

    Cosidering all of Bibi's coalition machinations, it was eminently believeable, even the Sara part! Hahahaha LOL.

  11. Charlie Hall says:

    And Yitzchak Shamir was not a successful PM. During his tenure Israel experienced hyperinflation, a disastrous intervention in Lebanon that resulted in Israel's enemies becoming stronger, and a failed Greater Israel settlement enterprise that left Israel a pariah in the eyes of much of the world.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Begin invaded Lebanon. Shamir had to manage it. Hyperinflation was defeated during his 1st term. As for greater Israel, every inch of the land belongs to the Jews by historical and cultural right. He also helped to bring nearly 1 million Soviet Jews to Israel.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
The Harvard seal, "veritas," on the side of a Harvard building.
Harvard Will Investigate, But Will it Reverse SodaStream Boycott?
Latest News Stories
U.S. President Barack Obama.

U.S. lawmakers were divided, but many upset, about Pres. Barack Obama’s secret talks that restored full relations with Cuba.

The Harvard seal, "veritas," on the side of a Harvard building.

Harvard announced it will “look into” its boycott of SodaStream. But will it remove the boycott?

PM Binyamin Netanyahu lights Hanukkah candles in Jerusalem.

PM Binyamin Netanyahu warns he will not allow the UN Security Council resolution on behalf of the PA to endanger Israeli citizens.

IDF Girls Chanukah

Israeli soldiers holding (and eating) ‘sufganiyot’- doughnuts traditionally eaten on Hanukkah, as they pose for a pictures on the 2nd night of Hanukkah at a candle lighting ceremony held near the Gush Etzion junction. This particular lighting ceremony was held at a memorial spot in commemoration of the three Jewish teenagers who were kidnapped and […]

Excavations also turned up hidden tunnels dug by Jewish rebels in the period of the Bar Kokhba Revolt.

Is Sydney also going to turn out the lights on Christmas trees?

25-year-old man threatened former Shas party head with violence.

Are machine gun shots all night long and the death from a “work accident” not enough evidence for the EU court?

“It was crucial to my survival knowing that I was not forgotten.“

Feiglin decided he and the Likud party are better off if he fights on only one front, not two or three.

Join Meir Panim’s campaign to “light up” Chanukah for families in need.

I’m sorry, but Naftali Bennett decided to dress up as an aging Tel Aviv Hipster and… apologize…

The New York premier of Sony’s new film, “The Interview” has been scrapped due to a terror threat.

More Articles from Jewish Press News Briefs
Alan Gross (L)

After 5 years in jail, Cuba has released Jewish-American Alan Gross.

In the boy’s bag police found a Chanukiah, oil candles and matches.

The European Jewish Congress (EJC) has expressed outrage over the removal of Hamas from the European Union’s list of officially designated terror organizations, after the European Court of Justice in Luxemburg accepted an appeal filed by Hamas against its inclusion in the list. “We have reached a new low in moral relativity if an organization […]

“We are not satisfied with the European Union’s explanation that the removal of Hamas from its list of terrorist organizations is a ‘technical matter,” ‘Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday following the decision of the General Court of the European Union. “The burden of proof is on the European Union and we expect it […]

Two-thirds of Palestinian Authority Arabs in Judea and Samaria are afraid to express criticism of Mahmoud Abbas, according to a survey carried out by the Palestinian Policy and Research Center. The poll was conducted after Abbas ordered the arrest of leaders of the Palestinian Authority’s largest workers’ union, which he also outlawed.

Shas takes a hit in the latest poll, and the coalition possibilities shift a bit with the changing numbers.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/yisrael-beiteinu-splits-from-likud/2013/02/24/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: