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  •  ok, that's confusing (2+ / 0-)
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    volleyboy1, WattleBreakfast

    As I was reading this I thought to myself I'd like the Bill from Schoolhouse Rock to somehow sing me through this.

    Questions: you say "Likud-Betainu which supports some sort of One State solution" Is this a different likud? Same one? What do you mean by that? I've never heard of likud supporting a one state solution that includes political rights for Palestinians, and if they don't have political rights that's something else entirely.

    Also, I read the other day that because the left side of the equation includes arab parties that they are automatically disqualified from forming a coalition with them. Is that true?

    •  Good questions... (1+ / 0-)
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      bontemps2012

      First...

      "Likud-Betainu which supports some sort of One State solution" Is this a different likud? Same one? What do you mean by that?
      Though Bibi made some speech at Bar-Ilan University in 2009 where he explicitly talked about a "Two State Solution" (and is thought to support that by the American Diplomatic Core) to support that, there really is no one in his party that does. One can make the case that the part of Yisrael Betainu that makes up Likud-Betainu (the two parties merged), actually supports this as well, however, it's not like their law makers are jumping up and down to see an independent Palestinian State created.

      At the same time, in the Likud Primaries, the party moved very hard to the Right.

      Oh and Likud-Betainu does not support a One State solution that includes Israeli political rights. They support something similar to what HaBayit HaYehudi supports.

      Also, I read the other day that because the left side of the equation includes arab parties that they are automatically disqualified from forming a coalition with them. Is that true?
      No.. that is not true. It is a free for all... Lapid won't go into an Opposition Bloc with Balad or the Arab Parties, but that does not mean anyone is  "disqualified" from that. It just means that he doesn't want to deal with them. It is not an "official" thing.

      "'Touch it dude' - President Barack Obama"

      by volleyboy1 on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 12:47:08 PM PST

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