Feiglin Seems Out of Knesset Race; Another MY Faction Member to Run …

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Feiglin Set to Drop Out of Likud Race

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“Moshe Feiglin is set to hold a press conference Sunday where he’s expected to announce he is dropping out of the Likud primaries race.”

“Feiglin associates told Ynet the decision was taken after senior Likud figures told them recent changes in the party’s charter were meant to remove criminals, rather than Feiglin, from the Likud.”

“His associates said Friday that the press conference is aimed at ‘finally closing this chapter and coming down to terms with all those who exploited his power in the past and have recently tried to harm him.‘”  [...]  Click here to read more.

Avi Dichter to Kadima: The Politician Praises Expulsion, Former Shin Bet Head Knows Better …

Weekly Commentary: Former Shin Bet Chief Avi Dichter Squanders His Integrity for Shot at Being a Minister?

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“Yes. Shin Bet Chief Avi Dichter knew full well that one has to consider considerably more than a few months of ‘numbers’ in order to get an indication if the retreat policy is panning out.

But politician Avi Dichter apparently has more important things to concern himself with than the truth. Things like not offending the man who will decide Dichter’s placement in the Kadima list or what cabinet post Dichter will get if Kadima’s performance at the ballot box comes close to its performance in the recent polls.” [...]  Click here to read more.

Settlement Doubling: Keep Them Hilltop Outposts Coming …

IDF Evacuates Three Illegal Outposts in West Bank

Previous reports cite 25 new outposts being built during Chanukah. This momentum must continue so as to keep police and army busy; fighting Arabs while dismantling a few outposts only to find a slew of them built in wake of those dismantled. Classic Revava — keep them chasing around, not know which fires to put out first. MB

Kadima’s Knesset List: T.O. Loose-Cannons Time Getting Closer!

Much Speculation Surrounding Kadima List

Excerpt;

“The list for Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s Kadima Party remains a mystery at this time, the subject of much speculation.”

Other Kadima News;

Sheetrit: More Concessions to be Expected

Commentary;

Kadima’s winning the election is highly problematic, regardless of what the polls say, owing both to the history of breakaway parties and the large number of divisive political loose cannon explosions waiting to happen. And by election day, the Jewish Nation may just be, to lift a line from Ehud Olmert, “too tired of giving up …” MB [...]  Click here to read more.

What the “PA(sic)” Says About Israel …

While Sharon and Kadima plot it’s next unilateral pullbacks and expulsions based on the oft-chance that they may be elected, and while Bibi’s Likud Platform delineates what “difficult concessions” they will make, what they will keep and what will be handed to Arabs, here is what the “PA(sic)” says about Israel;

PA to Israel: “Be gone. Die Anywhere You Like, But Don’t Die Here.”

Parsha HaShevua: Parsha Mikeitz/Shabbos Chanukah 5766 …

Parsha Mikeitz/Shabbos Chanukah 5766:
The Message of Yosef for the Observant — A Time for Indignation.

By Moshe Burt

Two years ago, this author made a big splash at the Shul’s Shabbos Chanukah Oneg.

Shortly before the Oneg, this author read Jay Shapiro’s book “Almost Midrash” and gave over a vort on Yosef encorporating a story entitled “Duaf of Memphis” from Shapiro’s book (about Duaf, the former Barber whose meteoric rise through the ranks of Pharoh’s army and monarch culminated in his being appointed as the Viceroy’s right-hand man) and the dialogue of Page 13 A & B of Gemora Megillah Esther (the dialogue between Achashveirosh and Haman resulting in the evil decree against the Jews). The point of the Torah Vort of course was that with longevity in Shushan and throughout Achashveirosh’s Empire, as with Mitzrayim, the Jews were disparaged as either useless or too powerful, and in both cases, antagonists conveniently forgot about Yosef. The point was made as a lesson to the secular which sadly has repeated itself again and again throughout history in different ways whenever Jews got comfortable, complacent in where they were at the time and forgot who and what they are. In forgetting, they assimilate and, in our time, Chanukah evolves into “spin the dreidel”, cutsie, yet shallow assemblies in Conservative Synagogues to make it seem like they are doing something for Jewish youth, yet totally miss the meaning and message of what Chanukah is really all about. That was the focus of the Rav Kahane article recently received which was put out as an email and on the Sin of Expulsion blog. [...]  Click here to read more.

Netanyahu Proposal Ousting “Criminal Element” From Likud Would Ban All Imprisoned for Conscience, Jewish Conviction, Political Ideology …

Manhigut Yehudit seems to have drawn the same conclusions regarding attempts to oust Moshe Feiglin from Likud as were drawn by this blog — here and here, namely that the Netanyahu proposal to ban Feiglin from office would also ban well-known and respected former ideological, political prisoners from holding office under the banner of Likud. MB

Netanyahu Proposal Would Bar Both Feiglin and Sharansky

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“Likud Chairman Binyamin Netanyahu’s efforts to ban Moshe Feiglin from office would also affect former prisoners Dov Shilansky and Natan Sharansky if implemented.” [...]  Click here to read more.