Likud

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Likud

(lɪˈkuːd)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a political coalition in Israel formed in the 1970s from an alliance of right-of-centre parties
[Hebrew: consolidation]

Likud

An Israeli right-wing political alliance winning elections in 1977, 1988.
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These guys are unapologetic Likudniks and one of them just happens to be Trump's bankruptcy lawyer and you know that can't be good.
Ya'alon, who quit the government last week amidst negotiations to replace him with the Soviet-born Avigdor Lieberman, a security hardliner who never saw combat in any army, is already discussing a joint run with other disappointed Likudniks, such as former Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar, current Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, and perhaps even Yair Lapidwho likes to emphasize that he grew up in a household that supported Menachem Begin.
But he is a party man, loth to leave the rejectionist Likud movement in which he was raised, whereas Mr Sharon, after deciding against the wishes of most of his fellow Likudniks to evacuate the Gaza Strip in 2005, simply set up a new party of his own.
The warmongers who support Israel, especially neocons and Likudniks in the United States, were given a golden opportunity to incite an attack against yet another Arab country.
According to Karen Kwiatkowski, former Political-Military Affairs Officer at the Pentagon, "high clearances were granted to Israelis and Likudniks, who would march through the halls of the Pentagon.
His claim that by "reconfiguration" Likudniks have meant destabilizing and fragmenting the region into a mosaic of weak ethnic and sectarian entities draws heavily--perhaps too heavily--on a 1982 article by Oded Yinon, who argued that the ongoing Iran-Iraq War would result in an ethno-sectarian division of Iraq, and also on a 1982 article in which Yoram Peri warned against this.
Either way, Olmert has come short, neither moving too far to the right to appease the Likudniks and the extreme right wing settler movement, nor making bold moves to engage the Palestinians in meaningful dialogue towards achieving common grounds for peace negotiations.
Likudniks think it's best for both Israel and the United States to beat the crap out of as many Arabs as possible, as "force is the only thing these people understand.
In other words, the Likudniks want a Palestinian child whose home and land are occupied by extremist settlers to welcome them.
Many Likudniks running for top spots in party institutions or for places on the next Knesset list feel they need his support.
Over the past couple decades, we've been seeing a relationship, Likudniks building bridges with these very right-wing evangelical groups.
It's no secret that committed Likudniks like Paul Wolfowitz and Douglas Feith were the driving force behind America's trillion dollar misadventure in Iraq or that the same dark forces are braying for a confrontation with Iran.