My candidate (even though I am not eligible to vote...yet...), Moshe Feiglin, lost. Or did he? He garnered 23% of the vote, which was approximately double that of the last election. A full quarter of Likudniks are fed up with the politcal-existential situation in Israel and see Moshe Feiglin as different, as not-afriad-to-speak-the-truth-about-the-real-situation, and as a real, tangible hope for the future of Israel's survival as a Jewish State. For yet another example of his lack of fear of 'political correctness,' just read this article he wrote which I found on Arutz Sheva, about young Israeli men evading the draft. It is like spraying ice cold water with a high pressure hose on anyone who refuses to see. I am linking it here.
I was depressed. But I shouldn't be. Achieving one's goals takes time, and hard work. So we will continue to get the message out, for the next election.
I was going to post this before the Likud primary but I held off. Even though it is after the fact, I am posting it now. It is a short video in which Moshe Feiglin states what he wants for the survival of Israel, in broad terms. It is in Hebrew, but for those of you who don't understand it I have translated it below (any errors are my own.)
I was depressed, but I shouldn't be. Because it is now the first day of the new campaign. This is what I had originally written:
The Israeli Primaries are Approaching. . .and we need a major change in the Israeli government (and mindset) to improve the political and security "matzav" (situation) current in Israel today. I came across this video on Moshe Feiglin, who is running for head of the Likud party on his Manhigut Yehudit ("Jewish Leadership"- click on title link for the Manhigut Yehudit website) platform, and thought that it was worth posting, especially for people who don't know what he and Manhigut Yehudit are all about (translation below):
So you’re afraid of me?
Because I have a beard? But I don’t have “horns,”
And I don’t go around with a knife between my teeth,
And I don’t want to turn you into “dossim” (religious people).
What I do want? I want to take the Jewish Family out of the closet.
Without a healthy Jewish family, we will simply cease to be a nation.
I want to wipe out the Arab Terror:
We need to be victorious over the enemy.
I want the head of the [Israeli] Supreme Court to have a
Jewish heart and soul, not this punctured-left-branch of the Meretz party.
I want every Jewish child to recognize his roots, to respect his
culture and heritage, to understand why in the world he is in this country
of his [Israel].
Tell me, whether you are with or without a “kippah"--is this not what you want as well?
I was depressed. But I shouldn't be.