by Yair Davidiy (20 March, 2015, 29 Adar, 5775)
In the recent Israeli Elections the Obama Administration poured millions, nay billions, into an attempt to replace Benjamin Netanyahu with somebody else. It did not really matter who. The adverts kept emphasizing, "Just Not Bibi!" Not only the US government directly but also a bevy of NGOs close to Obama (and some of whom had helped get Obama elected in the first place) also directly and indirectly funded attacks against Netanyahu.
The Israeli public was subjected to a barrage of state-of-the-art media messages. One could not view a news program without every few minutes being exposed to an ad against the Likud government. And the messages were well produced, they were variegated, they were even entertaining, and there were very many of them. Media people in Israel, such as the editor of the Ultra-Orthodox family magazine "Mishpacha", who know about these matters say that enormous unprecedented funding must have been involved. All this was against Israeli Law and probably that of the USA as well. The so-called Zionist Camp Party (i.e. HaMachaneh HaZioni, aka the Labor Party) due to these activities probably enjoyed the benefit of funding four times more than the maximum stipulated in Israeli Law! The messages were also pertinent. They touched on sore points. Israeli society really is suffering from neglect and mismanagement on vital issues such as housing and care for the under-privileged.
And it worked. Or rather it was working.
Right up to the end polls showed the Likud trailing behind the opposition and not succeeding in closing the gap.
On the day of the election well-paid activists rounded up people from Arab areas and Arab neighborhoods, put them on buses and sent them to vote in overwhelming numbers.
Arab voters on the whole do not usually vote for the Likud or any other Jewish party in the National Camp.
Netanyahu and the Likud fought back but in a restrained almost gentlemanly manner until the last minute.
On the last day of the election Bibi spilled the beans, rushed from place to place, and almost single-handily turned the tide.
Now Obama and his lackeys are angry.
They say Bibi should not have mentioned that the recipients of special attention and free bus rides to the polling booths were Arabs.
This is was not nice.
They are now threatening the State of Israel.
A Jewish, but anti-Israel pro-Obama, NGO issued the following:
IPF Statement on the Israeli Elections March 19, 2015.
# Israel Policy Forum (IPF) congratulates Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his election victory, and applauds the Israeli people for turning out in record numbers to participate in Israel's democratic process. However, the election does raise a number of issues and challenges for the new government. The election of Mr. Netanyahu and his new government will continue to test Israel's relations with the United States, the international community and American Jewry. The statements made in recent days by Prime Minister Netanyahu in opposition to a two-state solution, as well as his election-day warning that large numbers of Arab voters posed a threat to his continued leadership are troubling and objectionable. ...#
Dr. Aaron Lerner, a political analyst and representative of IMRA (Independent Media Review and Analysis) said:
: " his election-day warning that large numbers of Arab voters posed a threat to his continued leadership".
# Stop the slander!
In the middle of election day, Netanyahu urged his supporters TO VOTE!!!
He explained to his supporters that a key sector of voters - the Israeli Arabs - could be expected to have a higher participation rate thanks to foreign financed get out the vote efforts.
It is particularly bizarre that Americans should embrace the slander that there is something wrong with encouraging your supporters to vote.
To be clear: THIS WAS NOT A CALL TO INTERFERE IN ANY WAY WITH ISRAELI ARAB VOTING - THIS WAS A CALL TO VOTE!!! #
Israeli is now being threatened.
AP Commentator DAN PERRY ("Analysis: Why Netanyahu? It's more than just nationalism", 19 March, 2015)
referred to the options being weighed to bring Israel to heel:
# If international boycott initiatives start exacting an economic price on a country that appreciates its high standard of living, or if the Europeans who are Israel's top trading partners take off the gloves. Or if the Palestinians rebel, creating a major security headache, or the United States steps in with peace proposals backed by muscle. #
# Another game-changer would be if the moderate opposition united behind a truly compelling candidate after a succession of leaders who were simply not perceived by enough people as ready for prime time. The last Labor Party leader to achieve an effective brand of gravitas was one-time military chief Ehud Barak, who won in 1999. #
What does this all mean?
It means that because Israel is a JEWISH STATE it must give up its sovereignty and accept diktats from elsewhere allowing Arabs to take over part of it, just for starters!
# If international boycott initiatives start exacting an economic price on a country that appreciates its high standard of living #
i.e. Israel will be boycotted like South Africa was, or worse.
(b) Boycotts, Hostility, and Terror
# or if the Europeans who are Israel's top trading partners take off the gloves. #
Israel will be boycotted by the Europeans, Jews in Europe will suffer more than they already do, the Arabs hostile to Israel will receive arms and even more assistance than at present, terrorist activities against Jews and Israel will be connived at, etc.
(c) Palestinian Revolt
# Or if the Palestinians rebel, creating a major security headache #
i. e. The Palestinians will start another Uprising backed by foreign advisors, anti-Jewish activists, and funding.
(d) USA Intervention Against Israel
# or the United States steps in with peace proposals backed by muscle. #
i.e. use your imagination as to what the USA can do if it so wishes.
(e) Amenable Israeli Quislings Shall be Empowered to Take Over
# Another game-changer would be if the moderate opposition united behind a truly compelling candidate ... #
i.e. the Israeli public will be pressured, brain-washed, and manipulated into accepting a leader who will work against them and do what anti-Jewish foreigners want him to do.
We hope that NONE of the above comes to pass.
It does however appear that this reflects mainstream thinking amongst the powers that be in the US Administration and elsewhere.
This is the reality.
This is what we are faced with.