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  •  It won't happen and honestly doesn't bother me (0+ / 0-)

    Until they accept the character of Israel as it was meant to be they can sit on the sidelines. I can't see the rationale behind any government that would add those who want to see it not exist.

    "'Touch it dude' - President Barack Obama"

    by volleyboy1 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 08:13:08 AM PST

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    •  Yes, I see the rationale behind the way you feel (0+ / 0-)

      However - being in government moderates parties more than being excluded from government does - at least in a democracy. Look at the case of how Sinn Fein's inclusion in the Dail and northern Irish parliament moderated them.

      "The two pioneering forces of modern sensibility are Jewish moral seriousness and homosexual aestheticism and irony." Susan Sontag

      by Shane Hensinger on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 11:38:25 AM PST

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      •  Well it's sort of a moot point now anyway. (1+ / 0-)
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        Lapid just spoke and he won't do anything with Balad or any of the other parties. In fact, he seems pretty set to join a Netanyahu Government.

        He likes Bibi's pretty speech and Lieberman's dangling of the Finance Ministry as his post.

        Now, I am taking bets on how long this lasts. I give a coalition with Likud, Yesh Atid, Shas, UTJ and maybe HaBayit HaYehudi about Six months. Of course that is five more months than it will take Lapid to renounce every part of his platform...

        Just ridiculous. Given what happened to Kadima and Labor... DO people simply not get it?

        "'Touch it dude' - President Barack Obama"

        by volleyboy1 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 12:15:20 PM PST

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