Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Israel Searches For New Leadership

The plunge in popularity for Olmert and the Kadima Party are truly indicative of what I have been hearing from my real life colleagues. At the time that I write these lines Israelis are searching for new leadership.

The first in line of course is Bibi Netanyahu. He has experience, and he foresaw the danger that Hizbollah posed while other politicians tended to stick their heads in the sand. To Bibi's credit, his tenure as Prime Minister was marked by a dramatic reduction of terrorism. But those who love the land of Israel must remember that Bibi agreed to territorial concessions at Wye, and that he could have prevented the disengagement by leaving Sharon's government earlier but he did not do so in order to push through his economic reforms.

Mordechai Gilat in this ynetnews article seems to be propping up Tzippi Livni as the next Prime Minister. Mr. Gilat, give us a break! She is part of the current leadership that has to go, the sooner the better.

I saw an article on NRG claiming that there are those in the Labor Party that are asking Ehud Barak to return to politics. Okay, you can stop laughing now.

Personally, I would like to see Effie Eitam as the next Prime Minister of Israel. His love and faithfulness to the land of Israel and the people of Israel are based on Torah, and he won't sell them out for his own personal or political comfort. His military experience is also an asset in these troubled times. I know, this is wishful thinking!

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