web analytics
December 22, 2014 / 30 Kislev, 5775
 
At a Glance

Posts Tagged ‘Netanyahu’

The Funniest Video of the Two-Day-old Election Campaign [video]

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

A welcome edit of the nasty speeches by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Yair Lapid, each launching the new election campaign by dumping on each other, focuses on the Yesh Atid leader’s assertion that the Prime Minister is “mi-nu-tak,” the Hebrew word for “disconnected.”

The voters will have determine on March 17 who realty is disconnected, but in the meantime, watch the video and get at least some enjoyment out of what is going to be slugfest.

The video, also shows Netanyahu’s assertion that Lapid was planning a “putsch” to overthrow the government.

The YouTube was produced by Israeli journalist and musician Noy Alooshe, who is better known for his spoof song on Muammar Gaddafi.

After it was released, he quipped, “what if Gaddafi stays in power and comes looking for me?”

He also has spoofed Netanyahu’s speech in front of the United States Congress to the tune of “We No Speak Americano” as “Bi Bi pro Americano.” So what happens if Netanyahu is re-elected and he comes looking for Alloshe?

Lapid Says Netanyahu ‘Lives in an Aquarium’

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Yair Lapid responded in kind on Wednesday to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s verbal attack on him the day before and said the Prime Minister is “disconnected” and “lives in an aquarium.”

Both Netanyahu and Lapid set have set the tone for the election campaign, which should be a delight for those looking for an alternative to Roman gladiators who thrilled their audiences by dueling with wild animals, criminals and other gladiators.

If one were to believe the politicians, Israel will have three Prime Ministers on March 18, the day after the elections.

Yitzchak Herzog, the boring chairman of the Labor party, said on Wednesday he will be Prime Minister.

Yair Lapid. Head of the Yesh Atid party and arguably the Knesset Member with the most inflated ego, said he will be Prime Minister.

Netanyahu, of course, said he will be back at the same place and same station, but next time with a bigger and more solid majority.

He accused Lapid on Tuesday of trying to carry out a “putsch” by planning to create an alternative coalition with the Haredim, which Lapid denied and followed up with his “aquarium” gem.

If nothing else, Lapid will make the rhetoric and name-calling a bit more interesting than usual.

If Netanyahu lives in an aquarium, Lapid lives live in a glass house, which is going to be shattered by the verbal rock-throwing, and he will be spending months if not years trying to gull the shards out of his thin skin.

He also forgets that if he breaks Netanyahu’s aquarium, he is going to let out not only the water but also the sharks swimming around and just waiting for fresh meat.

If we are lucky, Netanyahu and Lapid will exhaust their vocabularies by next week, and everyone can start talking about less important issues, such as security and the economy.

Netanyahu Praises His Off-Duty Security Guard for Shooting Terrorist

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu praised one of his security guards who thwarted the terrorist attack on Wednesday at the industrial area of Maaleh Adumim.

“On the way here I spoke to the security guard who thwarted a deadly terrorist attack in Mishor Adumim,” he said. “I know him; he is a security guard at the Prime Minister’s Office.

“He acted with extraordinary level-headedness, resourcefulness and bravery. I told him that we are all proud of him. I told him that even when he isn’t at work – he’s at work, and this is our work, to fight terrorism with the same determination, persistence and decisiveness.”

Netanyahu Accuses Livni and Lapid of Attempting ‘Putsch’

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu bitterly attacked Yair Lapid and Tzipi Livni two hours after he fired them Tuesday night and accused them of trying to carry out a “putsch” in the coalition government by secretly trying to create a new coalition with Haredi parties.

At a press conference, he reiterated that he will ask the Knesset to dissolve itself and call for elections as soon as possible.

He appealed to voter to choose a “large” government, admitting that he simply did not have enough Knesset seats in the current session.

Using the term “putsch,” a reminder of Hitler, was a disgusting reminder that Netanyahu is no less and no more bitter than Lapid, who two hours earlier called Netanyahu “irresponsible and afraid.”

Israeli journalists’ questions at the press conference gave a clear sign that they are just as nasty and shallow and will try to attack and trap Netanyahu all the way to election day.

One reporter asked why Netanyahu didn’t also fire Naftali Bennett, chairman of the Jewish Home party, and Yisrael Beitenu chairman Avigdor Lieberman for their harsh statements against him during the war against Hamas last summer.

Prime Minister Netanyahu answered that he spoke with the two ministers, and their attacks ceased. That response was not good enough for another reporter, who asked the same question, as if Netanyahu had not answered it clearly.

Another reporter also accused Netanyahu of calling for elections only because his ego has been deflated and that he feels insulted personally by Lapid and Livni.

Livni, Bennett and Netanyahu clearly demonstrated that we are in for three months of gutter politics, but now it is clear that the establishment anti-Netanyahu media will be no better and will fight tooth and nail for its ultimate dream of “anyone but Bibi.”

The bottom line will come sometime around march or April when the voters decide, but the first pre-election poll, released by Channel 2 Tuesday night, shows what everyone knows but does not want to admit. If elections were held today, Netanyahu will return as Prime Minister with the more or less the same number of seats in the coalition.

The difference will be, according to the polls whose results indeed will change, that Lapid will be in the Opposition as well as Livni, if she makes it back into the Knesset.

The poll results show that if elections were held today, the Likud party, headed by Netanyahu, will have around 22 seats, and Naftali Bennett’s Jewish Home party will be breathing down his neck with 17 KMs.

If Yisrael Beitenu, headed by Avigdor Lieberman, and Moshe Kahlon’s new party join the next coalition, Netanyahu would have 76 MKs in the coalition.

Lapid’s party received a measly 9 seats in the poll.

Labor would not be able to form a government, even if Kahlon and Lieberman were to join.

There will be one big issue in this campaign: Did Netanyahu refuse to cooperate with Livni and Lapid, or did they refuse to cooperate with him?

The voters chose what they chose 21 months ago, and they got a government that was doomed from the start.

It often is said that voters get what they deserve. If so, time will tell if they have learned their lesson

PM Netanyahu Addresses Nation on New Elections in Kickoff Campaign Speech

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

PM Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to the nation on Tuesday evening to explain his decision to fire Ministers Tzipi Livni and Yair Lapid and call for new elections.

Netanyahu explained that it is impossible to run the country under the current conditions, where ministers inside the government are working to undermine their own government and agreed upon coalition policies and decision. He then gave specific examples of how Lapid and Livni went behind the backs of the coalition, such as when Livni met with Palestinian Authority officials while overseas following the PA’s forming a unity government with Hamas, which was against the government’s decision.

Netanyahu said, “I will not allow for a government where Government Ministers attack the Government from within.”

Netanyahu also blamed the fact that the Likud party did not receive enough mandates, making the government vulnerable to all of Lapid’s and Livni’s actions and games.

Using very strong language, Netanyahu described Livni and Lapid’s activities as a “putsch”.

Netanyahu said Israel needs new elections so he can form a large, unified and stable government.

He compared everything his previous government accomplished, to what this one was incapable of doing, and for good measure added that Lapid failed as Finance Minister.

The bottom line is that this was Netanyahu’s kickoff campaign speech, and his message was that only a large Likud can form a stable government.

Lapid Calls Netanyahu a ‘Failure, Irresponsible and Afraid’

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid, who until an hour ago was Finance Minister before Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu fired him, called said the Prime Minister has failed as a leader.

Shooting the opening gun and setting the tone in what is going to be a nasty, bitter and ugly election campaign, Lapid called Prime Minister Netanyahu “irresponsible and afraid.”

It seems the main issue to be debated in the campaign is which political leader can do the best job at demeaning, disgracing, insulting and libeling the other.

Netanyahu Fires Lapid and Livni

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu brought out the guillotine Tuesday evening and announced he is firing Yair Lapid, the Finance Minister and chairman of Yesh Atid, and Tzipi Livni, the Justice Minster and head of her own party with the banal name of “HaTnuah, which means “movement” in English.

“I will not tolerate this opposition from within,” said the Prime Minister. He added he will call immediately for new elections.

He did not fire Yesh Atid ministers Shai Peron, Yaakov Peri and Yael German, who will do the job for them by resigning.

Will Netanyahu, after all of the cross-the-board denials, bring in the Haredim parties into a new coalition to avoid new elections?

Stay tuned. It’s going to get worse, no matter what.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/netanyahu-fires-lapid-and-livni/2014/12/02/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: