Like all Likudniks
, they dismiss the Palestinians as an "invented people" engaged in the "the ongoing and relentless Arab/Islamic war against Israel." If you want to read some real fake news - go to their website.
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.His main backer, US President Bush is in the final home stretch and looking exceedingly morose as having accomplished nothing except death and destruction on the world, and having failed to bring about any advancement on his much belated attempt at peace brokering between the Palestinian Authority of Mahmoud Abbas and Israel as promised at the Annapolis Agreement last year.
To make matters worse, many of these Jewish hard-liners-"Likudniks
" in the current parlance-appear, at least from a distance, to be behaving in accordance with traditional anti-Jewish stereotypes.
In other words, the Likudniks
want a Palestinian child whose home and land are occupied by extremist settlers to welcome them.
running for top spots in party institutions or for places on the next Knesset list feel they need his support.
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.
He has the knack to know when it is time to jump the boat; this time, the whole country was in a stalemate, which threatened to jeopardize his standing within the Likud as more international pressures were being applied on Israel to return to the 'Roadmap for Peace Plan.' The exit from Gaza had taken a toll on his credibility within the ranks of the extreme right Likudniks
who abhor giving any territory back to the Palestinians, even if it meant locking the state of Israel within the 'Fence'.