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  •  Problem being is Israel has elections in February (1+ / 0-)
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    And the far right extremists will use the nomination of Hagel to sell "We're on our own,  better elect us as only the extreme right can protect you now".  

    It's already happening.  

    President Obama would have been a Republican in the 1980's.

    by Jacoby Jonze on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 01:08:06 PM PST

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    •  It really doesn't matter (3+ / 0-)
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      Jim P, HoundDog, poco

      The only threat to Netanyahu is from the right . It's not like the selection of a neoconservative for Defense Secretary of the US was going to drive the Israeli public into the arms of the center-left.

    •  Labor could counter by saying..... (0+ / 0-)

      ....."See! We're losing our chief supporter because of Bibi."

      "Michael Moore, who was filming a movie about corporate welfare called 'Capitalism: A Love Story,' sought and received incentives."

      by Bush Bites on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 01:14:50 PM PST

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      •  Israel's Labor Party (1+ / 0-)
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        is currently in a near vegetative state and barely even rises to the status of "shadow of its former self". The only real contestants in this year's election are the far-right Likud/Beitneiu party and the even further right Jewish Home party which claims a "God-given" right to all the territories of what they refer to as "Greater Israel".

        •  Sad, but true. (0+ / 0-)

          Myself, when I'm in a train car and there's someone obviously gone mad, I move away from them.

          The Internet is just the tail of the Corporate Media dog.

          by Jim P on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 01:55:49 PM PST

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