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  Pesach Issue: 5768 April 2008

Benyamin Netanyahu

Ready for Power

If anyone was in any doubt of the imminence of the Likud’s return to power they will have  been reassured by last month’s media attack on Israel’s prime-minister-in-waiting, Bibi Netanyahu. To have sat on an August 2006 story for so long means the media leftists had a powerful reason to wheel out the libel only now, when they see the last rotten timbers of Olmert’s coalition crumbling away. In those last 20 months, since the end of the “Disengagement War” (for that miserable surrender is surely what emboldened our enemies to risk the Lebanon conflict) the Israeli media hasn’t even pretended to adhere to the prime directive of all journalism: to report the truth. The odious David (wet dream - rape Israel) Landau even boasted that his newspaper had "wittingly soft-pedalled" alleged corruption by Israeli political leaders including prime ministers Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert, when, in the opinion of his paper Ha’aretz, the policies of those leaders were advancing the peace process.

If the media had not protected the Sharon family there would have been no disengagement. If they had not protected Olmert standing for election on a further platform of surrenders, there might not have been a Second Lebanon War, least of all a conflict so mismanaged by  Olmert (who declared himself “tired of fighting , tired of winning”) and Amir Peretz, truly a laughing-stock of a defence minister.

Likud’s government-in-waiting is ready to roll back all the reverses and restore the State of Israel to its former deterrent status amongst the enemies that surround our people. We are stocked full of talented front-liners like (l to r) Gideon Saar, Yuval Steinitz and Yuli Edelestein who have so much to offer in terms of their uncompromising  commitment to the safety, security and integrity of the citizens of Israel and its future as a Jewish state. Our winning team is ready to roll back the miserable reversals of Kadima.

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Newcomers

We are pleased to introduce Arik Garber (top) who is our new membership secretary. Arik comes to us with useful media and communications skills most recently used in his work for the Israel-London paper AL-London.

Other newcomers to our committee are Ilan Weil and Revital Azulay (pictured here with London mayoral candidate Boris Johnson and our chairman Zalmi Unsdorfer).  


Boris Johnson

Revital  has excellent Knesset connections and has worked closely with major political figures, such as Uzi Landau.  She recently organised our reception for visiting Likud MKs Yuli Edelstein (centre) and Moshe Kachlon pictured below  with our President Mr Eric Graus. 

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The Feiglin Affair

Moshe FeiglinThe UK Home Office ban on Likudnik Moshe Feiglin was a major story which we are proud to have exposed in the UK and world media. It was three months before we received a formal reply to our letter to the Home Office.

We were prepared to be patient, but could no longer remain silent after Hezbollah’s spokesman Ibrahim Moussawi was allowed .

Fact File

“One of Britain’s best known relief charities is ‘War on Want’. Its charter states that it was set up ‘to relieve poverty distress and suffering in any part of the world’.   However, its website shows an obscenely disproportionate amount of space, campaigning and film footage devoted to Israel.  I searched the site for the word ‘Israel’ and came up with 323 entries.

The word ‘Darfur’ returned not one single entry”.

(From an  article entitled “Is Britain Anti-Semitic?” by Zalmi
Unsdorfer featured in the American Jewish Press & Arutz 7)

 

 

Kadima

adv. Hebraic means backwards in politics

When Ariel Sharon abandoned Likud to form Kadima in November 2002, he could not possibly have known that was creating the biggest oxymoron in political history. The name Kadima would now be laughable were it not for the bitter consequences of all the reversals which it has wrought in just 30 months of power. First came the Likud desertions of Shaul Mofaz, Tzipi Livini and Tzachi Hanegbi who chose short-term ministerial perks and power over loyalty to the revisionist ideals of Jabotinsky and Begin. Having abandoned their mentors, it was easy to move on to the next step of abandoning their people. For the first time in a 2,000 year history of abuse and expulsion by virtually every host country on the face of the earth, the Jews of Gush Katif found themselves expelled from their homes by Jewish policemen. Sharon at least had the morality to send sensitive officers in baseball caps to do this dirty-work. But when Olmert took over, he took pleasure in clearing out further Jewish towns with the most vicious non-Jewish  riot police he could find that were able to club a settler’s skull without falling off their horse.
Effi Eitam
One well-known casualty pictured here was Effie Eitam  - a hero of the Entebbe hostage rescue.

As predicted, the disengagement was a total failure. It got Israel no brownie points in Europe whose media has never ceased demonising the Jewish state. The sight of Jews at war with each other, Jews abandoning their homes as the Arabs did in 1948, Jewish synagogues being burned as in Germany - all these sights served only to embolden our enemies and spur them into the action that became the Second Lebanon War.

The Winograd enquiry exposed the Kadima government’s unforgivable shortcomings in leadership and even the most basic supplies to the troops in battle. But even as our valiant soldiers turned the tide of battle, Ehud Olmert was making speeches about disengaging from Judea and Samaria.

In the long history of warfare, can there ever have been an example of such betrayal by a commander-in-chief who talked openly of giving away a soldier’s home to an enemy he was still fighting on the battlefield?  Over the last 2 ½ years, Olmert has never ceased prattling about the ‘painful concessions’ he intends to make, knowing full well that the concessions are for his own aggrandisement and that, ultimately, the pain will be for the poor citizens and soldiers to endure.  In the same short period of government, Kadima has broken all records in ministerial corruption and scandals which have devalued whatever credibility Israel had left in the world as a liberal democracy. And then there are the ‘little people’ - those that Olmert, Livni and Mofaz have abandoned in Sderot and Ashkelon. Olmert says he has ‘no solution’ to the missiles and that the residents had just better ‘get used to it’.  This would be a callous thing for any prime minister to say - but from a leader of the people of Israel this is truly sickening.    And finally Iran. Does any rational observer believe that this cringing and submissive prime minister could ever muster the gumption to take on Iran if the military imperative arises?  Clearly and frighteningly, the answer is NO.  So these then are the achievements of a party called FORWARD. It has betrayed its Zionist principles, betrayed its soldiers - not forgetting those still in captivity, it has abandoned its people to a life under daily missile attack, and lost its deterrence to the new nuclear threat that now faces the Jewish nation. When Likud takes back the reins of power, it will not come a moment too soon.



Yom Yerushalayim 2008

Likud-Herut Plan Major Event

Yom Yerushalayim has always been a focal point of our activities each year and 2008 will be no exception. Plans are in hand for a major gathering in NW London on Sunday evening, 1st June. We hope to have live teleconference appearances by the Likud leadership in Israel and senior figures from the defence establishment. Book early by emailing: info@likud-herut.org.uk



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