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M. Feiglin and The Jewish Leadership Faction of Likud

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Submitted by Jon Galt (United States), Jun 5, 2009 at 18:35

All American writers that cover Israel totally ignore where the power in Israel politics is moving. The Jewish Leadership faction in Likud is getting stronger by the day and Netanyahu is scrared to death of M. Feiglin its leader.

Netanyahu has already used the left wing activist Supreme Court in Israel to have Feiglin moved out of Knesset in the last election by using the courts to move from the 19th slot in Likud to the 36th thereby keeping Feiglin out of the current Knesset. This will not happen in the next election in Israel.

The growth in the Faith Based population in Israel is skyrocketing and these are the people that support Feiglin and his Jewish Leadership faction in Likud.

It is only a matter of time and it may happen even before the next election due to the pressure being brought on Netanyahu by Feiglin and the Leadership faction that Israel will tell Hussein Obama and America where to go. This is long over due As Feiglin wrote last week.

When Obama makes dealing with the Iranian threat contingent on the destruction of Jewish settlements, what he is actually saying is that we do not have the right to live. But if we would like to continue to breathe this world's air nevertheless, we have to pay. For Jews, life is not a right - it is a gift.

When Netanyahu explains in the Likud Knesset meeting that "We may have to take down illegal outposts as the US demands in order to focus attention on the Iranian threat," he accepts Obama's warped logic.

It makes no difference that objectively, our economic and security situation is excellent. Israel's economy is much stronger than America's. The shekel is stronger than the dollar. We have a modern and well-equipped army. We have "manna" that is delicious beyond belief. But he who is enslaved to the American master, sees none of the above. He thinks that he cannot get by without "American aid" - the modern day version of "free" Egyptian fish.

Nothing will happen if Netanyahu simply tells Obama no. All that he has to do is to step out of his slave mentality. In the meantime, though, the opposite is taking place. Netanyahu thinks that if he destroys the outposts, he will buy approval to act on other fronts. He doesn't understand that he who surrenders his right to free settlement also surrenders his right to defend himself. He who destroys Mitzpeh Yitzhar can no longer attack in Bushehr.

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