Don't you think your letting your political ideology out of the box a little too much and with more than a little exaggeration? The left has been irrelevant for some time and the extreme leftist media has kept the left alive by the shear force of their will power. A strong right wing party is a very smart political move. It will empower Netanyahu to separate himself from the extreme religious parties, if he wants. It's a far closer ideology to the mainstay of Likud voters and the left will have no chance of winning in the election because of this merger. To call Likud now racist and xenophobic is not just extreme, to use the words of the author, it's insane!
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