Is Israel Finally Implementing The Levy Report?


Prime Minister Netanyahu is seeking to broaden his coalition and to that effect he first invited Yitzkhak Herzog (Labour Party) and then re-invited Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beiteinu) to form a unity government. At first glance, these political manoeuvres indicate that Israel is preparing a huge move and, therefore, it needs to have a larger representation of the electorate in his administration. But when most Israelis are against a Unity Government, especially with a leftist party, what was PM Netanyahu doing?

Yitzkhak Herzog's Position

It was reported that, to join the unity government, Yitzkhak Herzog demanded at least two portfolios: Justice and Culture. This demand should be seen as an entrapment because, in the left's perspective, the right can't be perceived as being more progressive than them by having two women at the helm of such important ministries. Furthermore, Culture and Justice are two portfolios the Left must control since they are vital to their activism (read: propaganda, doublethink and newspeak) and for the erosion of the Jewish State from within (persecution of the so-called settlers and religious Jews).

It was also reported that Mr Herzog demands a complete freeze of construction in Judea and Samaria, even though there's already a de facto construction freeze in the region (so we must gather this demand is intended for party consumption) – this sort of meaningless action is yet another indication that we need new ways of doing politics and, therefore, bringing the Labour Party into the Gov't would not result in anything fresh and productive.

Avigdor Liberman's Demands

Mr Liberman, after having accused PM Netanyahu of not being a true right winger, was finally willing to join the unity government if at least three conditions were met:
  • His party gets the Defence Portfolio - check
  • Death penalty is imposed on terrorist murderers - check
  • Pension reforms - remains to be seen
Avigdor Liberman became more reasonable and more open to negotiate. His demands sounded simpler than Mr Herzog's though they can represent quite a pickle to the Likud's leader as well, since they are bound to cause friction in the future. Nevertheless, from our perspective, it is best to have Yisrael Beiteinu on board, than the Zionist Union – who would undermine the nationalist government's policies from within. Furthermore, Mr Herzog and Tzipi Livni are seeking to knock Naftali Bennet out – the leader of Habayit Hayehudi, the Religious Zionist party that is slowly conquering terrain in Israel.

What is Israel up to?

Judging by the Jewish State's behaviour since last year (i.e. annexation of the Jordan Valley, and the announcement that the Golan Heights will remain under Israeli Sovereignty), we are to assume that Israel is about to announce the implementation of the Levy Report. If so, then it really needs to have more standing within Israel in order to have a larger representation of the Israeli electorate, and to that effect it would make sense to have the Labour Party (Avodah) participating in this historic moment, but can socialists be trusted and was it truly PM Netanyahu's intention to work directly with them?

The answer is no. Socialist can't be trusted because – along with their international friends – they have built an incredible anti-Israel industry over the years; an industry that involves huge amounts of donation money and widespread interests in Europe, the US, South Africa, New Zealand and Arab States. If a permanent solution is reached, one that will bring peace, what will the Left do with all the structure they built? Nay. In our opinion, the intention was never to truly bring the Zionist Union into the coalition, but to encourage Avigdor Liberman's secular-nationalist party to join the government.

Or Perhaps we misread the situation, and PM Netanyahu was indeed trying to balance things out (to, as most would say, keep the Obama Administration off his back), but the indicators point at a political dance and we think the Israeli Premier should focus more on taking the proper risks for Israel's sake - that is, taking a bolder step towards the redemption of the Jewish State and finally implement the Levy Report, in addition to putting an end to the 52 year charade.
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Comments

  1. I hope so cause it's time for Israel to claim sovereignty over her territory for good. But does Bibi have balls for it, forgive my expression? I hear the right wing in Israel is growing impatience with his hesitation but we'll see, anyway. Good luck, Israel!

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    1. Hi Pietr :D!

      I agree. It's time to end the BS. You are forgiven, but I think PM Netanyahu wants to have assurances before giving a more definite step because it's not easy. I'm hoping that he'll do the right thing once his government is broadened.

      Pietr, thank you so much for your comment :D.

      Cheers

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  2. Israel has the international law on her side so why not use it? Why let the world tell lies and empower the Arabs?

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    1. Hi Anonymous :D!

      Indeed, my friend, indeed. If Israel allowed it was because probably someone was profiting from it...
      Thank you so much for your comment :D.

      Cheers

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  3. Adopting this report is tantamount to stealing from the Palestinians and removing their every chance of being someone, it's like destroying their identity! We will fight against this illegal plan and use the enemies of Israel if we have to!

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    1. Hi Celia :D!

      My darling, read the report (I shared the link) and see what the international law says about it. So, what you are saying is absolutely ridiculous and has no foundation at all. There's no Palestinian identity for their identity is Arab (the so-called Palestinian ID was created in 1964).

      Yes, you have been using Israel's foes against it but in the end it won't work. WE, supporters of Israel, will not let you win.

      Celia, thank you for your comment :D.

      Cheers

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    2. Celia, just stuff it! Why don't you quit showcasing your ignorance, fool? What do you know about the international law? NOTHING! ZERO! This thing is going down whether you like it or not. See ya!

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    3. Celia, I do have something that I am sincerely puzzled about: Why is it that all Palestinian Arabs have a right of return to their ancestors homeland, but otherwise must live in refugee camps, while all Syrian Arabs have a right to live in and become citizens of Europe or the United States, but they have neither a right nor an interest to return to their ancestral homeland.

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  4. It is about time that Bibi implements the damn report he commissioned 4 years ago! It's about time Israel claims sovereignty over Samaria and Judea! When Israel does that, I will drink and dance for a whole week in celebration. I promise to G-d! And ah...I will start attending the Synagogue every week too. Good job, Max!

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    1. Hi Raquel :D!

      Hear, hear! LOL I think we all will celebrate for a whole week. LOL LOL oh boy, you will become dati? Nice.

      Raquel, thank you so much for your comment :D. And for laugh, you kill me.

      Cheers

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  5. Those are good news if they come true. Sometimes I'm skeptical of Bibi.

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    1. Hi Michael :D!

      It's true the PM hesitates a lot, but perhaps there are reasons for it?
      But let's wait and see.

      Mike, thank you so much for your comment :D.

      Cheers

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  6. It is all hard for me to understand. Here in the US we used to make permanent, irreversible changes to our society by re-voting on something until 50% + 1 was achieved. Now we have executive action and courts, so only a handful of bureaucrats is needed to impose an eternal national consensus. So why does Israel need such a broad government if all they want to do is implement the Levy Report?

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    1. Hi Looney :D!

      "Here in the US we used to make permanent, irreversible changes to our society by re-voting on something until 50% + 1 was achieved."

      That is a great system. Why did the US quit? I used to defend the same for European countries.

      "So why does Israel need such a broad government if all they want to do is implement the Levy Report?"

      That is an excellent question. And the answer lies in the Jewish mindset and in the Israeli politics, which are far more complex than ours. Implementing the Levy Report will have a deep impact not only in the country but also in the region and therefore everybody needs to be absolutely conscious of what they are about to do, they have to accept it and be ready for what's coming.

      Looney, thank you so much for your great comment :D.

      Cheers

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    2. Max, just to make it clear, my view is that if you are going to make a major change to a society, and you expect it to stick for a few generations, you certainly do need more than 2/3 support from the general population. So if Netanyahu is trying to get broad support for something significant, then it is just more evidence that he is a great leader, and not of the pathetic sort that the West has.

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    3. Looney,

      "So if Netanyahu is trying to get broad support for something significant, then it is just more evidence that he is a great leader, and not of the pathetic sort that the West has."

      I second that.

      Cheers

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