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    The Inner Cabinet of Netanyahu consists of seven top ministers. Let us listen to their advice concerning the present crisis with the US. 1. A. LIEBERMAN (the Foreign Minister): If that Moslem Obama doesn't like what we are doing in Jerusalem, let's send him to hell. We should change our allegiance to Russia. Russians despise Muslims, especially Chechens, and we will get from Russia all the help we need. They understand power politics. 2. E. BARAK (Defense Minister from Labor): No way, our relationship with the US is the alpha and omega of our security. The US has far better military equipment, and even at a time of disagreement with the US Administration, the Congress is still in our pocket. I suggest we contact Bill Clinton and get him to work on Obama to adopt the Clinton parameters for peace. We will get sovereignty underground over the "Holy of Holies". What else do we really need? 3. M. YAALON (Minister for Strategic Threats /Iran, former Chief of Staff, and a political idiot): Let's bomb Iran. The Iranians will retaliate by organizing terrorist attacks against the US in Iraq and Afghanistan and the Arab idiots will support them. The US will have no friend here but Israel. 4. D. MERIDOR (Minister for Secret Services, moderate Likud): And why should the US turn to us? How could we help them in Iraq and Afghanistan? No, I think we should announce that we will not build in Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem. Essentially, this is the same freeze policy we announced in the West Bank and it was acceptable. 5. B. BEGIN (Minister without portfolio, Chief Likud Ideologue, and a political idiot): No way, Dan. What could be done before cannot be done now when it had become a question of principle. My father z"l never agreed to change his principles. If I forget thee, Oh Jerusalem, let my right hand be forgotten. And my right foot too. 6. E. YISHAI (Interior Minister from Shas); Bibi, there is nothing to worry about. I can bring you a guarantee from Rabbi Ovadiah that if you check your Mezuzas before your next meeting with Obama, nothing bad will happen to Israel during your term. 7. B. NETANYAHU (Prime Minister): I am looking for a consensus among us. Let Benny (Begin) and Dan (Meridor) try to come to an agreement on a joint position and we will discuss it again next week. Just to be on the safe side, please everybody, please check your Mezuzas as soon as possible.

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    First published 23:52 13.05.10 | Last updated 23:52 13.05.10
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