The Israeli political scene is getting pretty tense, especially as the Amona destruction deadline approaches, and the competing legislative moves in passing the Regulation Law* gallop ahead.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu kicked out MK Bezalel Smotrich (Jewish Home) from Saturday night’s discussion in his office about the Regulation Law, Channel 2 News reported.
According to the report, Netanyahu was angry at comments Smotrich made during an interview with the Haaretz newspaper, in which the Jewish Home MK hinted that the Prime Minister is a “coward”.
“You said that I am not right-wing and can’t be relied on, so don’t come in here,” Netanyahu reportedly said to Smotrich. “I do not want to sit with you.” (Arutz 7)
In recent Knesset Elections, those of us who support full Jewish Rights and Sovereignty in the Land of Israel, Judea, Samaria, Jordan Valley and Golan debate the wisdom of voting for Likud or Jewish Home, formerly National Religious Party.
Those who promote voting Likud claim that it is the only way to keep the Left out of power and consider the Likud to be on the Right and protecting Jewish Rights etc.
And those who promote Bayit Yehudi/Jewish Home say that only if the Likud leader, who has been Binyamin ‘Bibi’ Netanyahu for about twenty years, is dependent on a large Bayit Yehudi/Jewish Home as a necessary part of his coalition will there be pro-settlement policies.
As we watch Netanyahu buckle under the power of the Israeli Left which controls the media and the Supreme Court, it seems pretty obvious that those who predicted Leftist policies from the Likud were correct. Bibi spends too much time straddling the Center instead of building for Jews in the Land of Israel. He acts terrified of America and the Leftist Israeli judicial. Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman is no better, and the Jewish Home keeps getting threatened by coalition leaders. Many of its supporters would prefer seeing Bennett and his MKs resign from the coalition hoping that new elections would be called. The true gamblers are hoping that within the hours before it would take effect, Bibi would make a serious deal and policy changes to keep them in. The last thing Netanyahu wants right now is new elections. The Likud is not doing well in the polls, especially since Yair Lapid has been coming out with relatively Right wing statements.
What do you think? Please comment, thanks.
*”The Regulation Law is logical, and it’s what the Torah wants, it’s logic and ethics,” Ben-Gvir said, adding this is the right time to insist on the Regulation Law, since “if it doesn’t pass, more than 2,500 homes in Judea and Samaria will collapse like dominoes, and the government will be responsible for it.”
Itamar Ben-Gvir, Arutz 7