At the end of his column, “The Feiglin Bang” (published in Makor Rishon on March 23), editor Amnon Lord predicts one of two possibilities: Either I will lead the Likud with approximately 35 mandates or I will turn into the Uri Avnery (the radical leftist writer and media figure) of the Right.
To my fellow Israelis, I say this: The door is open. Just start marching toward leadership, toward liberty, toward destiny. It is not easy, but it is doable. That is what we proved in these elections. The nation is waiting. It is yearning for a life of national meaning and anticipates your leadership.
What may topple Israel's extremely talented Prime Minister is not his cigars, but the feeling of aimlessness – the lack of direction, message, and purpose – that engulfs the Israeli public.
Why did Syrian refugees flee to frozen Germany, Sweden & Finland when closer countries speak Arabic?
Last week we witnessed the collapse of the preconception that has guided Israel’s strategy for dealing with the Iranian nuclear threat.
When Gazan Arabs prepare fire-balloons, our hairsplitting legal advisors prohibit the IDF from shooting at them so that no legal rule is undermined, Heaven forbid. But when it comes to the hilltop youth, then “the roof will fall on our heads” (Bennett) if we do not throw all their basic human rights and every possible law to the wind.
The PM slammed more limitations on Jews entering the Temple Mount accelerating the current outburst.
The Negev was not allocated for free to whoever was willing to build and farm them (as was the practice in the US and Australia). They were settled quite successfully, however – by the Bedouins, who do not understand how socialism works and simply took the land!
The perfect implementation of the expulsion without significant opposition from the soldiers leaves the IDF Samson shorn and blinded.
Israel has stopped representing the Jewish nation, and we didn't even notice. The parliament was transferred from the Knesset to the Herzliya Conference, and we didn't even notice.
I do not like to give advice to people in times of distress. Every time a settlement facing destruction begins to debate whether to take the “offer” (in other words, the extortion) to leave or to cling to its principles and its place, I adopt our Sages’ advice to not judge others until I am in their place.
When Gilad Shalit was abducted two years ago, we were told that the kidnappers were part of a clandestine terror group, some sort of popular front over which Hamas had no control.
Have you ever climbed the wrong mountain? I don't think that anybody who has passed through IDF officers training has not had that experience.
Behind the scenes machinations of whether Israel will have early elections, and who will lead the nation; plus stirring the"pot"
Editor's note: This week, Shmuel Sackett, international director of Manhigut Yehudit, is filling in for Mr. Feiglin.
Israel’s Temple Mount policy prefers to blames the Jews-not the attackers-for the crisis.
When the Twin Towers collapsed on 9/11, the entire idea of the modern nation-state collapsed to the call of Allah Akbar emanating from the cockpit just a second before the impact that shook the world.
The existing situation affords a huge advantage to the bad guys and encourages crime.
"If you do not let my people go," says Moses to Pharaoh, "all of Egypt will be filled with frogs."
“This is not the good old Likud that we know,” sighed the party’s veteran princes. “Where is Begin’s liberalism?” cried the journalists. “Where is the Jabotinsky splendor?” “We must guard against the tyranny of the majority.” “Democracy is in danger!” “A murky wave threatens Israel’s democracy!” “A dark Feiglinite dictatorship.”
For all of those waiting to see Olmert forced out of office, I suggest that you don't hold your breath.
The lords of the land attempted to prevent the residents of Nazareth Illit from voting for Gabso. But the people – heaven help us – disobeyed the lords of the land and nevertheless elected him.
The following is excerpted from the interview that appeared in the July 19th issue of Israel's Maariv newspaper:
The nation of Israel is losing its grip on the Temple Mount.
Israel’s forced Evacuation/Compensation law for Jews was considered to be legitimate, but when I propose that the same principle be applied for Arabs, it is derided as unrealistic.