At the start of this week I endorsed Bayit Yehudi. I felt from a strategic perspective it made the most sense. We need a strong/influential Rightwing/religious party keeping Netanyahu from drifting too far left – in a Likud led coalition.
But the polls results these past few days fill me with trepidation.
Not only is Likud losing mandates, and not to Bayit Yehudi or Yachad which would at least keep the votes on the right, but as far as I can tell, the seats are shifting to Yesh Atid and due to increased Likud-voter apathy.
Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) and Moshe Kachlon (Kulanu) have sensed the winds of change and have made it clear they’ll be supporting Herzog/Livni.
Due to this idiotically raised electoral threshold, these middling parties have become the absolute key to forming any government. From early on, Kachlon managed to position himself to be the lever for whichever coalition would want to come into power.
With Kachlon’s intentions pretty clear, only an election miracle will keep the radical left from back coming to power and returning us to the awful Oslo days.
If that’s the case, I think it will be more important to vote Yachad – for Eli Yishai and Baruch Marzel.
A radical leftwing Livni/Herzog government is going to do very bad things to this country.
They’re going to bring socialism back into our economy – regardless of what Kachlon thinks.
Iran will see this as an opportunity to go full steam ahead.
And the Palestinian Authority will only need to sit back and accept whatever latest gift Livni/Herzog hands over to them that day – as they escalate the violence in return.
“Sacrifices for Peace” is again going to be sick slogan we’ll be inundated with constantly, and the only question is how long will it take before the government starts throwing Jews out of our homes “for Peace”.
If that’s going to be the scenario, then we don’t need a party that will keep Netanyahu from going left, presuming he doesn’t retire. We’ll need an opposition party that will fight tooth and nail to protect us, a party who is going to raise the biggest stink and scream the loudest, because besides that, there won’t be much more that the Right will be able to do from the back benches.
And if that’s the case, we need Baruch Marzel in the Knesset.
Please God, don’t let the Left win – too many friends and acquaintances were murdered by Oslo and the policies of the Left. I do not want us to go through that again.