Yahoos rising

In the Israeli election, it looks like the Likud rightist Benjamin Netanyahu has split the results with Kadima’s Tzipi Livni.  Livni was an instigator behind the recent Gaza Crisis, so it’s not like her party is a great choice, but when compared to a Netanyahu administration…  We might be looking the Israeli version of a neoconservative on steroids.  Especially since Netanyahu has the best chance of working a power sharing agreement in the Knesset to become Prime Minister:

To get the president’s mandate to form the next government, Benjamin Netanyahu, who has fewer seats than Tzipi Livni, will need to lock-down a majority of Knesset members, which means a coalition of:

Likud+Lieberman+Shas+various ultraOrthodox and ultraNationlist parties.

This he can almost certainly do, and, given his victory speech, intends to, although Lieberman and Shas despise one another.

Don’t expect peace talks in the Holy Land any time soon. Meanwhile, I’ll be rereading this in my free time.

3 Responses to “Yahoos rising”

  1. Macswain says:

    Are you sure Netanyahu is spelled with an “e”? I could’ve sworn it was spelled with a “u.”

  2. tas says:

    I know there’s sometimes transliteration issues going from Hebrew to Arabic, like how his name is spelled “Binjamin”, too; but I went with the spelling of his name on the American cover of his book.

  3. Ace Armstrong says:

    I believe it should be Nuttinbutayahoo.


  1. American Street » Blog Archive » Shake and Bake - [...] Tas writes about the elections in Israel at Comments from Left Field [...]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Connect with Facebook