A worker cleans the floor, covered with Likud campaign banners depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Likud ballots, at the Likud party headquarters in Tel Aviv on March 18, 2015, after the exit polls in the Israeli general elections were announced, with PM Netanyahu claiming victory.
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The Likud has begun the process of building a coalition.
PM Benjamin Netanyahu said that reality isn’t taking a break, and the citizens of Israel expect to quickly have a government.
Netanyahu’s goal is to have a government formed within the next 2 to 3 weeks.
Netanyahu has already spoken with all the party leaders he plans to invite to join in his coalition, including: Naftali Bennett (Bayyit Yehudi), Moshe Kachlon (Kulanu), Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu), Aryeh Deri (Shas) and Yaakov Litzman and Moshe Gafni (UTJ).
Earlier today, Labor chief Yitzchak Herzog called up Netanyahu to congratulate him on his victory.
There are wider range ramifications to Netanyahu and the Likud’s victory than who gets to sit in the coalition.
To begin with, we’ve learned the Israeli public is healthy and balanced.
If nothing else, we discovered that the Israeli public no longer believes the leftwing “peace” pipe dreams and lies, and we recognize them as the fiction and danger they are.
And this could mean we can now search for more practical containment solutions to our regional problems, trying out new ideas, breaking away from the failed and murderous “Two-State solution” paradigm.
Simultaneously, we learned that economic issues are extremely important to the Israeli electorate, but we want them done responsibly, through the free market, and not through government enforced redistribution of wealth. And that’s the way to lower prices and increase the standard of living.
Once again we see that the Settlers and the Religious-Zionists are self-sacrificing for the greater good of the nation. By shifting between 4 to 7 seats from Bayit Yehudi over to the Likud, after the media (and Netanyahu) made it clear that a right-wing coalition was in danger, we showed we could look beyond sectoral politics and vote for the greater good, even if it didn’t seem to be in our personal best interest. We hope Netanyahu recognizes that sacrifice.
Now just as importantly is the message we send overseas.
The world looks to Israel. The world looks to the Jews. And especially at Netanyahu who has been clear about the dangers the world faces from radical Islam.
The American people, as well as the Congress and Senate see a strong Netanyahu, with a clear message, firmly backed by the Jewish people.
That strengthens the resolve of the American people as well as the Congress and Senate.
Israel is going to face an even more antagonistic and undermining White House than ever before.
But the American people, knowing that the Jewish nation stands behind Netanyahu, will feel they have the moral high ground to push back.
God bless Israel and God bless the United States of America.
A very happy PM Netanyahu declared victory at the Likud victory party, following the release of the exit poll results from Tuesday’s general elections in Israel.
Netanyahu said that against all the odds, this was a great victory for the Likud, and for the people of Israel.
Netanyahu told his followers that he called all the leaders of the nationalist parties and asked them to join him, and quickly form a government. He declared that he wants to form a strong, stable government.
Netanyahu repeatedly thanked his wife Sara for her support, and for dealing with all the media attacks against her personally.
Yitzchak Herzog (Zionist Union/Labor) said the race is still open.
Still, it appears that the keys to the government lay in the hands of former Likud member Moshe Kachlon and his Kulanu party.
We’re not endorsing Netanyahu. A vote for Bennett is definitely just as good.
But when we saw this Chuck Norris video, we knew had to put it up (or else).
MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud) sent a special request to Prime Minister Netanyahu, asking for permission to go up to the Temple Mount on Tuesday.
The Prime Minister previously forbade Feiglin from entering the Jewish Holy site.
This Tuesday, Moshe’s son David, who survived a horrendous car crash, is set to get married (Mazel Tov).
Moshe would like to accompany his son up onto the Temple Mount tomorrow, on the day he is to get married, as any other citizen would normally be allowed to do – but at present Moshe is not allowed.
We will update you if Moshe receives the special permission or not from the Prime Minister.
Whether or not he was publicly forced into stating it, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has now said what most focused Israelis and Israel-watchers have realized for quite some time: the creation of any Palestinian State now, as weak as it is and has been since its leadership began attempting to resemble a functioning state, would be immediately subsumed (or, if you will, “gobbled up”) by ISIS or any of the other Islamic extremist groups in the region.
For that reason alone, if not for the myriad others – such as its own leadership’s inclination towards and support for its own version of terrorism – it is impossible for any responsible leader in the region to consider the creation of a Palestinian State any time soon.
In the words of the Israeli prime minister regarding the calamitous instability in the region and its impact on whether there should be a Palestinian state anytime soon: “Therefore, there will not be any withdrawals or concessions. The matter is simply irrelevant.”
Whether Netanyahu’s hand was forced because of the pressure placed on him by the Religious Zionist party Bayit Yehudi which consistently states it will not hand over any territory to the Arabs, or because a right-wing member of his own Likud party got the ball rolling, the end result is the same.
The cat is back in the bag, the Two State “Solution” is now clearly only a solution for ending Israel, and enslaving even the Palestinian Arabs themselves. For the safety of all those living in the land south of Lebanon, west of Syria and Jordan and north of Egypt, the only way to prevent ISIS and its fellow barbarous murderers is for Israel to remain in control of all the borders.
The Israeli prime minister began his most recent iteration in his leadership role with a earth-shattering speech at Bar Ilan University. Netanyahu invoked the “Two State” mantra as if it were within reach.
In that 2009 speech at Bar-Ilan, Netanyahu said he would recognize a Palestinian State “if we get a guarantee of demilitarization, and if the Palestinians recognize Israel as the Jewish state.” He said, if that were to happen, “we are ready to agree to a real peace agreement, a demilitarized Palestinian state side by side with the Jewish state.”
Even after the recent Gaza wars and bruising condemnations of Israeli self-defense by much of the international community, Netanyahu continued speaking, at least in public, of working with the Palestinian Arab leadership towards a result they claim (an idea that much of the international community was pushing very hard) they want: a Palestinian State.
Perhaps Netanyahu and his advisers believed that Israeli security is so strong it could even survive the birth of a tiny terror state of Palestine (Palistan?). But inviting ISIS into its own neural network? That would make the recent machete, hammer and automobile terrorism by local Palestinian Arab terrorists look like mere schoolyard spitting contests.
Netanyahu’s statement shutting the door on Palestinian statehood came on Sunday, March 8. It came in response to a question about a position taken by the Likud party’s answer to a small Israeli paper’s campaign question.
As Lahav Harkov reported in the Jerusalem Post on Sunday, “The article claimed that the Likud’s answer to a question as to its leader’s position on Palestinian statehood was: “The prime minister told the public that the Bar-Ilan speech [in which he advocated a demilitarized Palestinian state] is canceled.”
According to Harkov, a Likud spokesperson said party member MK Tzipi Hotovely provided the answer and it was her personal position. But regardless of whose language appeared in the campaign response, Netanyahu later made it clear he would not allow ISIS to fill the vacuum created by a weak Palestinian State.