Israel is an ancient country that was REBORN in 1948, which in many ways makes it relatively new. BUT IT WASN’T EASY.
When Israel was REBORN, the expectations from Russia (Soviet Union), was that Israel would be a Socialist State, and Social/Political Ally, which could have happened, since Israel . . . even then, was torn between the LEFT and the RIGHT.
What MOST people DON’T know, is that even in its nascent rebirth, Israel was at WAR with itself, between the LEFT and the RIGHT, as Jews murdered Jews (June 1948) in what was no less than a short-lived Civil War, which more or less ended with the battle for the MUNITIONS SHIP ALTALENA.
In the short SIXTY-SIX years (1948), since Israel’s REBIRTH, it is still waging an IDEOLOGICAL WAR between massive social changes, from being a COMMUNAL (Kibbutz) State . . . to a State that celebrates FREE ENTERPRISE.
One of the many ways how the Israeli LEFT succeeded for generations, to control Israeli Society, was for them to give away FREE-STUFF, and beyond all evidence, claim that they, and they ALONE could deliver PEACE to Israel through COMPROMISE with people and nations whose ONLY goal was, and continues to be the absolute DESTRUCTION of the Jewish State.
The other SIGNIFICANT way for the LEFT to CONTROL Israel, came through the MEDIA, where one man . . . Noni (Arnon) Mozes was the KING-MAKER, who is losing his grip on the power of the Media, who controlled the single largest Media-Reach (Yedioth Ahronoth) in Israel . . . . BUT NOT ANYMORE.
As much as America’s LEFT begs for media control of Conservative Broadcasting, LEFTIST Israeli Law makers in the Knesset have actually VIOLATED their claim to Democratic FREEDOM, by voting to END the COMPETITION for their Propaganda MACHINE.
AMERICAN BILLIONAIRE . . . Sheldon Adelson, who is a prominent, unabashed and active Conservative, who believes without reservation in the American DREAM, where FREEDOM to succeed with the least bit of government REGULATIONS, is what America and the US Constitution is all about, created a FREE HEBREW NEWSPAPER (Israel Hayom) in Israel:
Israel Hayom is also ON-LINE, with its Daily (except Saturday) English Language Web Newspaper, which I read every day, amongst as many as a dozen other publications.
Israel Hayom burst onto the scene several years ago, with a very PRO-Israel Conservative bent, making NO APOLOGIES for Israel’s many GREAT successes, while at the same time, standing firmly against any unwarranted and harmful concessions to the Arabs.
Israel Hayom . . . much like FOX News, is such a breath of FRESH AIR, that it has become the OVER-NIGHT Print Media Leader . . . HANDS-DOWN in Israel.
Like all LEFTIST Media, the way the FALLING KING OF THE MEDIA fights, is to do all that they can to ELIMINATE the competition. So, at enormous pressure asserted by Yedioth Ahronoth, the LEFTISTS in the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) voted to BAN the FREE Distribution of the Hebrew Language Print Edition of Israel Hayom.
And to the great credit of MOST Israelis . . . they are OUTRAGED by this ANTI-FREEDOM of EXPRESSION Bill passed by the Knesset, simply for them to protect their provider of LEFTIST Propaganda.
FREE PEOPLE . . . will not go gentle into that good night.
Israel, like the USA and Canada . . . is at a crossroad between the LEFT and the RIGHT – between personal responsibility and State Control . . . between Socialism and Freedom. And very much like both countries, the BATTLE for the Heart and Soul of Israel will be fought at the POLLS before being fought in the streets.
AS I SEE IT . . . If the Conservatives in all three countries don’t try to PLAY-IT-SAFE, while standing up for their PRINCIPLES, opposed to what they think the polls will be, there is no reason why they all CAN’T WIN BIG.
Netanyahu has just moved to dissolve the Israeli Parliament, forcing the nation back to an election, which was last held just two years ago. But this time, the CHOICE IS STARK for the Israeli people . . .
1 – To DECLARE in LAW . . . that Israel is a Jewish State.
2 – That Israel should NEVER negotiate anything with the Palestinians that harms or diminishes the State of Israel in any way.
3 – That Israel should build wherever it wants to build in Jerusalem, or wherever else.
4 – That Israel should do whatever it can and MUST to stop Iran from getting the BOMB.
5 – That Israel should be a beacon of FREE PRESS and FREE ENTERPRISE, in a MERITOCRACY.
And BELIEVE IT OR NOT, these are the things that Israel’s LEFT and Largest Propaganda Newspaper (Yedioth Ahronoth) stand AGAINST.
FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS . . . I did very well in predicting the enormous VICTORY the Republicans had this past November.
The Israeli LEFT will take a beating in the forthcoming Israeli Spring Election, as long as Conservatives stick to their GUNS in guaranteeing FREEDOM and SECURITY for the Jewish State, without going WOBBLY based upon polls and LEFTIST Media Propaganda.
AS FOR THE USA . . . Once the new session of Congress Covnenes, the same will be true for America’s Conservatives if they don’t run away and hide like frightened MICE, from what has to be done. THEY SHOULD DO IT ALL . . . INCLUDING IMPEACHMENT.
If they won’t IMPEACH Obama for all the LIES and Distortions and CONTRAVENTIONS to the US Constitution, it will clearly say two things:
1 – On behalf of Republicans, it’s OK to screw the American people and slaughter the Constitution.
2 – The People’s Representatives DON’T have the Courage of CONVICTION to do the RIGHT THING, because it might be politically self-damaging.
AS FOR CANADA . . . It seems that our Prime Minister (Stephen Harper), is doing and saying all the things that have to be done and said to stand up against the LEFT. And even though he was written-off for the upcoming 2015 election, it seems as if the Conservative DEMISE was both premature and less than accurate.
As much as I personally wrestle back and forth with whether I would support a Candidate or Party who would ignore basic RIGHTS and VALUES . . . I have come to the conclusion that I won’t.
I will NOT vote for political COWARDS and LIARS regardless of who they are.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov