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OPINION/ The left on probation

Posted by alicemarziali su 10 aprile, 2009

ha’aretz

By Alexander Yakobson

Likud’s formation of a cabinet with Labor seems to offer Meretz a great opportunity. Many people want there to be a firm opposition. Meretz has a relative advantage in several important issues, the main one being its determined opposition to the settlement project. Kadima, which is also in the opposition, does not have a good record in this area. Labor is no better, considering that its leader, Ehud Barak, did not evacuate a single illegal outpost during his term as defense minister.

The settlement issue is not just another political matter. Focusing on it need not reflect tribal enmity toward the settlers and the national-religious community. It’s a question regarding the country’s future: whether the State of Israel has a future. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Not as far-right as it might have been

Posted by claudiacampli su 3 aprile, 2009

Mar 26th 2009 | JERUSALEM
From The Economist print edition
Long accouchement, broad baby

IT TOOK six weeks of haggling, but Binyamin Netanyahu at last looks set to lead a not-entirely-right-wing government. The man who made it possible is the outgoing-and now incoming-minister of defence, Ehud Barak. It was he who made Ehud Olmert, embroiled in corruption investigations, announce his intention, last September, to step down as prime minister. In the ensuing election, last month, Mr Barak’s Labour Party was savagely diminished, coming fourth with only 13 seats in the 120-seat Knesset, Israel’s parliament. Since then, behind a façade of public assurances about how determined Labour was to stay out of a government of the hard right, Mr Barak has negotiated secretly with Mr Netanyahu to allow his reduced and riven party to stay in, as a pivotal partner in the new coalition. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Israele: Likud-Labour, un abbraccio mortale

Posted by claudiacampli su 3 aprile, 2009

LIMES

25 marzo 2009

di Umberto De Giovannangeli

Ehud Barak in nome delle emergenze economica e di sicurezza cerca di trasformare una disfatta elettorale in un vittoria politica, al costo di una scissione o addirittura della disintegrazione del Labour israeliano. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Guerra, economia e democrazia Bibi & Co. non faranno prigionieri

Posted by Folco Zaffalon su 2 aprile, 2009

di Zvi Schuldiner
IL NUOVO GOVERNO

Benjamin Netanyahu, il disastroso primo ministro israeliano dal ’96 al ’99, tornato poi come ministro delle finanze tatcheriano nel 2003, ha presentato al parlamento israeliano il più ampio governo della sua storia: 30 ministri e 9 vice ministri. Molti credevano in un «nuovo Netanyahu» e ieri il nuovo primo ministro ha dimostrato che la sua maggiore preoccupazione risiede nel manipolare l’apparato politico. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Razzista? Con Barak il governo sarà kosher

Posted by Folco Zaffalon su 1 aprile, 2009

di Uri Avnery
ISRAELE – Il Manifesto

Con l’aggiunta cosmetica dei laburisti l’esecutivo vuole continuare la colonizzazione della Palestina. Ma gli Stati uniti hanno svoltato a sinistra e potrebbero rappresentare un macigno sulla strada dell’ultradestra che ha preso il potere a Tel Aviv e mettere in dubbio la «relazione speciale» tra i due paesi Il ministro della difesa cerca di nascondere il balzo a destra
Il nuovo governo d’Israele è l’esecutivo di Biberman (Bibi Netanyahu e Avigdor Lieberman)? O forse di Bibarak (Bibi e Ehud Barak)? Nessuno dei due. È il governo di Bibiyahu. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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What’s different this time?

Posted by Andrea Pompozzi su 1 aprile, 2009

When Sharon betrayed party he was hailed as hero; why is Barak a different story?
Hagai Segal

One can certainly understand the great leftist anger directed at Ehud Barak. He badly abused them: He promised one thing and did the exact opposite. 

 

As such, there is no wonder that many words of disparagement and revulsion were uttered this week in order to describe the disgust with his conduct: “A flip-flop,” “an evil deed,” “immense cynicism,” and even “betrayal.” Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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ANALISI-Size does matter

Posted by alicemarziali su 1 aprile, 2009

YEDIOTH AHRONOT

Yossi Peled, one of the six ministers without portfolio in Benjamin Netanyahu’s government, said Monday that he is happy to be serving in the government because this is where the decisions are taken. Yossi is no longer a young man, yet he has still not grasped how the government works. For years now, Israeli governments have been a platform for symposiums. The decisions are taken, assuming they are taken, in other forums.

 

 

The problem is not the financial cost of each minister; in relative terms this is small change. The problem is that when there are so many government ministers, there is no government at all. It’s just like the value of money during a period of crazy inflation, when the currency looks like money and smells like money, but you can’t buy anything with it at the market.

And of course, there is the damage inherent in cheapening democracy. The regime in Israel has no constitution to lean on. It is able to maintain its authority thanks to mutual restraints over the years, thanks to external enemies, and thanks to the belief that decision-makers see the nation’s welfare before them.

 

 

Yet the restraints and the welfare of the nation are gone. What remains is for us to count on our external enemies – they will guarantee the continued stability of the regime in the State of Israel.

 

 

Everything apparently started with Netanyahu’s fear that Lieberman would join forces with Livni and form a government behind his back. It is doubtful whether this fear had any basis in reality – Lieberman looks to take over Likud, not to disengage from it – but it is difficult to argue with fear. Netanyahu paid Lieberman unreasonable prices to bring him into the government, and by doing so made the expectations of other coalition partners skyrocket.

 

 

But perhaps the root of the problem is not Netanyahu’s weakness, but rather, the collapse of Israel’s party system. Not only did the government stop performing its role, the coalition also ceased to exist as a framework that backs the government. Only Knesset members who were appointed as ministers or deputy ministers will vote in favor of the government. The others will be sitting on the fence, with one leg in the coalition and the other in the opposition. The prime minister does not win his post; he buys it.

 

 

Dubious symbol

The man who has become the symbol of this dubious process is Professor Avishai Braverman. He was highly successful when he served as the president of Ben-Gurion University in Beersheba. He then sought to make a switch to politics. He received offers to run for the post of Beersheba’s mayor, but he was interested in the national political scene.

 

 

Ever since then, he goes from one mistake to another. When he received an offer to become minister without portfolio in Olmert’s government he rejected the offer, because it didn’t seem respectable enough for him. After all, his strength lies in his execution ability. He joined forces with Ami Ayalon’s effort to take over the Labor Party and failed. Only a week ago, in an impassioned speech before the Labor Party committee, he declared that it must not become a secondary member of a rightist government. We have to go to the opposition, he said. Yet on Tuesday he was appointed as minister without portfolio in a government that he forbade his party to join.

 

 

Netanyahu drew one important lesson from his past failures: When you’re in trouble, shut up. There are some things that cannot be explained. However, Braverman went from one station to another Monday, from one channel to another, and in each one he humiliated himself all over again.

 

 Yet perhaps the greatest joke is Michael Eitan, one of our most distinguished Knesset members, who has been entrusted with improving the service offered by the government to its citizens. How can one make the service more efficient when one minister is in charge of incoming mail and another minister is in charge of outgoing mail; when one minister is responsible for tactical threats while another is in charge of strategic threats?

 

 

Niccolo Machiavelli, the father of aggressive politics, taught us that the best method for assessing a leader it to examine the people he gathered around him. Netanyahu apparently did not read this chapter in Machiavelli’s book, and if he did read it, he forgot it.

Nahum Barnea  

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3695308,00.html

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A failure foretold

Posted by alicemarziali su 1 aprile, 2009

HA’ARETZ

Israel’s 32nd government, which was sworn in last night, is destined to fail. In putting this government together, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has demonstrated sophisticated political skills and impressive tricks of wheeling and dealing, along with a total lack of vision, courage and practical judgment.

The fate of the State of Israel was not on the agenda in forming this government, but rather the lust for power of a handful of politicians and the creation of power for their boss. Israel has received the largest government in its history and one of its most meager. Its makeup bodes ill. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Israeli Parliament Approves Netanyahu as Prime Minister

Posted by valecardia su 1 aprile, 2009

WASHINGTON POST

JERUSALEM, March 31 — Israel’s parliament on Tuesday approved Binyamin Netanyahu as prime minister, ushering in a government at odds with international expectations that Israel should pursue negotiations that would lead to an independent Palestinian state.

Netanyahu’s government — a coalition that includes nationalist, ultra-Orthodox and social democratic factions, as well as his own Likud party — says it represents an electorate that has soured on peace talks with the Palestinians, grown weary over rocket fire from Islamist groups in the Gaza Strip, and become increasingly worried about Iranian influence and nuclear technology. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Israele, via libera al governo Netanyahu

Posted by valecardia su 1 aprile, 2009

CORRIERE DELLA SERA

L’esecutivo ha ottenuto la fiducia con 69 voti a favore

Il premier: «Pace possibile con i palestinesi». Ma nessun riferimento a uno Stato indipendente

GERUSALEMME – Via libera della Knesset al governo di Benjamin Netanyahu. L’esecutivo ha ottenuto la fiducia con 69 voti a favore, 45 contrari e 5 astensioni. Nel suo discorso d’investitura, il neo-premier israeliano si è detto pronto a negoziare la pace con i palestinesi, senza però fare riferimenti a uno Stato palestinese indipendente. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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