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To be honest, I voted for the Likud this time too

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Submitted by Ken Besig (Israel), Mar 12, 2009 at 11:32

I have voted for the Likud in every election for the past thirty years, even when I realized that it's leadership was flawed. Just keep in mind that whatever Netanyahu's flaws, he has remained largely consistent in his behavior and policies regarding promoting and improving the Israeli economy and insuring the the safety of our citizens.

Also, it is important to keep in mind that every other Israeli politician opposing him or other Likud leaders has routinely misled the Israeli public as to their real intentions until after they were elected, the election of Yitzchak Rabin in 1992 and his imposing the Oslo Accords on Israel being the most egregious example of an Israeli leader fooling the Israeli electorate.

I do not expect my leaders to be perfect or entirely consistent since situations change and sometimes demand policy changes in response, but again, on the larger life and death issues, and especially the Israeli economy in these truly tumultous economic times, with Netanyahu in charge I will at least be able to sleep at night.

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Title Commenter Date Thread
Even if he did predict 9/11 six years before it happened [124 words]SullyMar 23, 2009 02:10152617
Not only did he predict [15 words]Buzz KMar 20, 2009 12:54152533
So What?! [32 words]FulghumInkMar 17, 2009 00:16152386
1995 prediction based on 1993 bombing of WTC [42 words]Edward in NYCMar 15, 2009 07:47152310
To be honest, I voted for the Likud this time too [175 words]Ken BesigMar 12, 2009 11:32152163
Netanyahu's character [127 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Fay VoshellMar 10, 2009 10:19152022
Reply to Fay Voshell [11 words]jennifer solisMar 13, 2009 18:05152022
Imperfect People [290 words]Fay VoshellMar 18, 2009 09:54152022
Reply to Daniel Pipes [356 words]Fay VoshellMar 23, 2009 09:43152022

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