Politically speaking, the man’s a disgrace and there’s really nothing Netanyahu can do about it, he needs Labour’s continued involvement with his coalition government, and that means putting up with his moronic leftist notions. It’s one of the reasons as to why parliamentarian politics is inferior to the two party system, because it keeps highly unpopular politicians/parties in government though the majority are clearly against their policies.
The Left, no matter where it’s found, promotes highly counterproductive policies that have been proven to be not only flawed, but indeed discredited, and considered as being a detriment to society, yet these same people who are promoting these failed ideas, are allowed to influence governmental decisions, due to the parliamentary system of needing grand coalitions in order to form a government when the top party fails to get a percentage of the vote.
It’s guaranteed to “keep the bums and their failed policies in”. Israel is no different, since it’s style of government is patterned off the European multi party model. At least in Britain, in theory, it’s two party system would offer a stark difference if the Tories were true conservatives in the US Republican party model, but they’re not. So here we see the Israeli defence minister, Ehud Barak, shouting off his mouth about occupation bla bla bla, but don’t be confused by it, this has nothing to do with the Israeli government, but with Labour shooting off its mouth, looking for votes, and relevancy, which it won’t get. KGS
NOTE: Ehud Barak was one of the champions of the three ringed circus called the “Oslo peace process”, having one of the best ring-side seats to the greatest displays of Arafatian intransigence ever seen under the big top of international tomfoolery.
JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel must recognize that the world will not put up with decades more of Israeli rule over the Palestinian people, the country’s defense minister said in unusually frank remarks Monday.
Ehud Barak’s comments, on the occasion of Israel’s Memorial Day, come against the backdrop of severe friction between the U.S. and Israel’s hawkish government over an impasse in peacemaking. Last week, President Barack Obama issued a surprisingly pessimistic assessment of peacemaking prospects, saying the U.S. couldn’t force its will on Israelis and Palestinians if they weren’t interested in making the compromises necessary to end their decades-old conflict.
Barak told Israel Radio on Monday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government has “done things that didn’t come naturally to it,” like adopting the vision of two states for two peoples and curtailing settlement construction.
“But we also shouldn’t delude ourselves,” he added. “The growing alienation between us and the United States is not good for the state of Israel.”
The way to narrow that gap is to embark on an Israeli diplomatic initiative “that doesn’t shy from dealing with all the core issues” dividing Israelis and Palestinians, he said.