Journalist Caroline Glick hits the nail on the head. Avigdor Lieberman has caused Israel to waste ten precious months of the friendliest US administration ever to Israel because of forcing Israel to go to elections twice!
Caroline Glick says straight out: “Every day that Trump is in office and we are not advancing our strategic interests with this President is a wasted day”
Israel just had one of the most stable coalition governments ever. It was also one of the most right-wing governments that actually began to implement right-wing policies strengthening the Jewish character and the security of the state. There was much more to do, and it wasn’t doing enough, but at least it had a friendly Trump administration that was not forcing Israel to do bad things.
Yisrael Beiteinu is one of the right-wing parties that was part of this coalition. Yet party head Avigdor Lieberman brought down the government causing Israel to go to early elections.
After the elections, PM Netanyahu had the ability to create another right-wing coalition that would have once again included Avigdor Lieberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu party. However, negotiations failed with Lieberman refusing the terms offered by Netanyahu.
Without Lieberman’s party, Netanyahu does not have enough seats to form a coalition goverment. So, for the first time in Israel’s history, Israel will be forced to return to a second round of elections.
The immediate consequence of such a move is the continued delay of forming a government. This paralyzes governmental policy, tying the hands of Ministers and politicians from implementing important policies necessary for Israel.
Caroline Glick expresses the idiocy of these political moves by Avigdor Lieberman, since it paralyzes Israel’s government during the most pro-Israel US administration Israel has ever had, basically wasting all of this time that could have been used to strengthen Israel in many ways.
Glick Interviewed Lieberman in 2006
Back in 2006 Caroline Glick interviewed Avigdor Lieberman, and one of her questions is very telling.
Q) That really brings up the question, what is the right wing’s problem? Since 1977, most of the time the right has been in power and yet, during the years that the right has been in power it has implemented the policies of the left.
I’m not a psychologist. What you say is true. I can’t give explanations but I can say that with me that will not happen. Today, mine is the only right wing party. Today there is no nationalist camp, there is no right wing other than the party that I lead.