Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Miracle: NETANYAHU WINS IN ISRAEL!

"Never give up, never surrender!" ~ Cmdr. Peter Quincy Taggart
A tip for conservatives: STICK TO YOUR GUNS! Here's your role model!
Breitbart: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has apparently defied the mainstream media and the Obama administration with a stunning, come-from-behind victory in Israel’s elections on Tuesday. Netanyahu’s Likud Party had been projected to lose to Isaac Herzog’s Zionist Union by a margin of 26-22. Two exit polls released at the close of voting, however, suggested Likud would win, 28-27 (a third poll showed them tied). Netanyahu is now expected to form a new governing coalition.

The results suggest that the race shifted dramatically in the last few days, as Netanyahu opted for an all-in, “gevalt” effort to rally his supporters.

Netanyahu had three messages: first, that if Israelis wanted him to return to power, they would have to vote for his party; second, that he would not allow a Palestinian state to be created despite earlier commitments; third, that foreign donors and governments were mobilizing Arab voters, including some who oppose Israel’s existence, to turn out.

It was a blunt, ugly message that may create future political and diplomatic problems for Netanyahu, but it appears to have worked.

Meanwhile, the mainstream media are at a loss for words. They had expected Netanyahu to lose, perhaps even by a wide enough margin to put Herzog in the pole position to form a new government. They had expected economic issues to trump security issues, which were Netanyahu’s focus. And they expected far stronger Arab turnout (as did Netanyahu). ...

Yet the importance of his victory cannot be diminished. It is the biggest media surprise since “Dewey Defeats Truman”–a remarkable feat in today’s environment of big data, big media and big money.
Thanks be to GOD! Congrats to Bibi (and Israel)! Take note and take heart, conservatives!

BOOM! Netanyahu win over Herzog NOT EVEN CLOSE!

ADDENDUM: Gotta make you smile a little this morning...
ArutzSheva: The EU congratulated Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on his election victory Wednesday, but added it was committed to relaunching the peace process which he appeared to repudiate during the campaign by promising not to establish a Palestinian state.

“The EU is committed to working with the incoming Israeli government on a mutually beneficial relationship as well as on the re-launch of the peace process,” EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said in a statement, reports AFP.

During the election campaign, Netanyahu said he would not accept the establishment of a Palestinian state in the Biblical heartland of Israel, a key part of the two-state solution backed by the EU and which he voiced support for in his controversial 2009 Bar Ilan speech. ...

In contrast to the EU’s speedy congratulations, US President Barack Obama has yet to comment on Netanyahu’s victory.

According to Reuters, US Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly refused to address the Likud victory when asked about the elections by reporters in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he is negotiating a deal on Iran’s nuclear program.
Related links: OF COURSE: Obama ATTACKS Netanyahu over Arab comments
SENIOR US OFFICIALS: Obama ‘deeply disappointed’ that Netanyahu won

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