Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Battle for the Israeli Right

Bibi announces Likud candidacy

"Sharon abandoned the principles of the Likud," he told the gathering of supporters and members of the press, "and decided to go another way, the way of the left. He is threatening to destroy the party that he built with his own hands. We must defend our home because we have no other."

Prime Minister Sharon's office was quick to respond to Netanyahu's press conference. "Netanyahu continues to spread lies and fantasies and to change history," the message read.

To Netanyahu's claim that he was a successful and strong prime minister, the statement from Sharon's camp replied, "He forgot to mention that he received a strong party [in 1996] and gave back a party with only 19 mandates. It was Sharon who brought it back up to 40 mandates and brought the Likud to power.

"His lies," the message concluded, "bring up bitter memories from the past."

Let battle commence?


At 1:02 PM, Blogger Eran said...

Let's go!
I hope that Bibi will be elected, either him or Uzi Landao. Both know exactly how to deal with terror. I hope Shimon Peres or Ehud Barak won't be elevted..

At 10:21 PM, Blogger Lt. Bomb said...

The problem is that we might not know what to expect from Bibi or Landao. Back in 2000, everybody "knew" that Sharon would deal with terror decisively. He had a sixty-year track record to support that idea. Then Gaza happened. I guess that a tough talker is at least better than a dove, but I would be a bit careful before pinning all my hopes on one candidate.


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