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    • David ben Avigdor
    • 15.10.06 | 19:32 (IST)

    Poll: Likud 22 Yisrael Beiteinu 20 Kadima 15 Labor 15 The Labor party is presently discredited. The recent war eliminated the funds that could be used for its "social agenda", the war itself was foolish, and badly carried out, and the government pursues no peace plan. Indeed, with the joining of Lieberman, the whole idea of "progress" will be reversed. Israel will be getting closer to a Stalinist system. Labor should quit the government. Kadimah is actually against peace with Syria, and for keeping so much of the West Bank in Israeli hands that there will be no point in talking with the Palestinians. Kadimah itself is a right-wing party; they have not outgrown their Likud origins. Labor's "fear" (actually, excuse) is that if they leave, the government will become right wing. Sorry, boys, but you don't understand the electoral system too well. The voters must have a clear choice. When they face the results of a right-wing government, they will have a choice to make: vote Labor or a right-wing party. It is clear the present bad international situation will only bring Israel more trouble. If Labor stays in, they wouldn?t benefit. Better get out soon. Object to Lieberman joining now, and get out by the end of the year when the budget is passed. You will at least some achievement to show your voters. (And have elections for a new party leader then.)

    from the article: Lieberman to power
    First published 00:00 15.10.06 | Last updated 00:00 15.10.06
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