« Home | The Entebbe rescue mission is one of history's mos... » | Former IDF general Yair Golan's disturbing statements » | A policeman in Haifa shot a black man, starting a ... » | Paris's Jerusalem Square inaugurated » | Could Ehud Barak's new party spell the end of the ... » | California endangers female prison inmates with bi... » | What do Facebook and the French judicial system re... » | When a whole community dissolves due to lack of se... » | Surrendering the Jordan valley would guarantee war » | A disastrous former prime minister returns » 

Friday, July 05, 2019 

Liberman tries to supress a rival party

Avigdor Lieberman's evidently worried he'll lose votes he doesn't deserve for all the harm he's caused, to the point he'd try to stop another party from running in competition:
The party of Avigdor Liberman, Yisrael Beyteinu, submitted a petition against the newly formed party of anti-haredi mayor of Tiberias, Ron Kobi, to the Registrar of Political Parties on Thursday, according to a Maariv report.

Kobi registered his party, The Secular Right, about two weeks ago, and presented his party as being an alternative to Yisrael Beyteinu in opposing religion and haredi influence.

Yisrael Beyteinu's petition stated, "The Secular Right is not a party as defined in the Parties Law of 1992. There is a basis for the opinion that the party which seeks to form under the name 'The Secular Right' is nothing but a straw party that was established at the request of an interested party in order to detract votes from Yisrael Beyteinu. The head of the party, Mr. Ron Kobi, has already announced the party's intention to run in the elections, but all the indications show that the motivation to form a party is not to advance the goals set out in the request, and the party has no real desire to win seats and to represent the public in the Knesset."

The petition claimed that the billboards and other means of advertisement that Kobi has spread throughout the country to publicize his new party will confuse voters and cause damage to Yisrael Beyteinu.

"Liberman and his supporters are afraid of Ron Kobi and The Secular Right which is taking mandates from them - so they run to petition against the party with the party registrar," Kobi responded on his Twitter account to the petition. "Petty? No! Cowardly? Yes, and very much so."

"Liberman, who is well aware of the power of The Secular Right led by Ron Kobi, has decided to try to torpedo the establishment of the party out of panic and fear. Like we said: Liberman is a 'cardboard tiger,' who is entirely coordinated with Aryeh Deri, including his anti-haredi slant. We will win four to six seats and replace Deri in the Interior Ministry. The public is fed up with the haredi coercion in the Knesset."

Meanwhile, time has almost run out for Kobi, who still has not approved a budget for Tiberias since he became mayor in November 2018. The Tiberias city council rejected his municipal budget proposal for 2019 three times in a row about a week ago. The Interior Ministry had informed Kobi that if he didn't pass a budget by June 30, the city council would be dispersed and Kobi's tenure as mayor would end. However, following the failed attempt, the Interior Ministry granted Kobi a two-week extension to try to pass a budget for the fourth time.
I wonder if it's got anything to do with any corrupt Haredis in the city council? No wonder he's decided to run on the platform he is. Anyway, this is a disgrace Lieberman's trying to damage a competitor, showing his true colors. But it's no surprise a man with shady motivations would engage in something lacking respect for democracy. I think Lieberman's really gone around the bend this time, supposedly addressing valid issues but really only causing more harm than good. If Kobi takes voters away from him, he'll deserve it.

Labels: , , , ,

About me

  • I'm Avi Green
  • From Jerusalem, Israel
  • I was born in Pennsylvania in 1974, and moved to Israel in 1983. I also enjoyed reading a lot of comics when I was young, the first being Fantastic Four. I maintain a strong belief in the public's right to knowledge and accuracy in facts. I like to think of myself as a conservative-style version of Clark Kent. I don't expect to be perfect at the job, but I do my best.
My profile



    avigreen2002@yahoo.com About profile Gab page Minds page

      I also contribute to

    • The Astute Bloggers
    • Infidel Bloggers Alliance
    • Which also includes (open menu)

      My other sites

    • The Four Color Media Monitor
    • The Comic Book Discrimination Dossiers
    • Hawkfan
    • The Greatest Thing on Earth!
    • The Outer Observatory
    • Earth's Mightiest Heroines
    • Puzzle Paradise
    • The Co-Stars Primer
    • Cinema Capsule Cavalcade
    • Food Diner
    • News/Opinion sites (open menu)

      Writers and special activity groups (open menu)

      Media Watchdogs (open menu)

      Columnist bloggers (open menu)

      Research on terrorism (open menu)

      Milbloggers (open menu)

      Trackback parties (open menu)

      Trackback tools

    • Wizbang Standalone pinger
    • Search Blogspot
    • Other bloggers: Israel and Asia (open menu)

      Other bloggers: Europe (open menu)

      Other bloggers: American continent (open menu)

      Museum sites (open menu)

      Bloggeries Blog Directory blog directory Politics Blogs
      Politics blog TopOfBlogs Society blog Blog Directory & Search engine blog directory View My Stats
    • W3 Counter stats
    • Click here to see website statistics
    • eXTReMe Tracker
      Locations of visitors to this page  

    This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

    make money online blogger templates

Older Posts Newer Posts

Tel-Chai Nation is powered by Blogspot and Gecko & Fly.
No part of the content or the blog may be reproduced without prior written permission.
Join the Google Adsense program and learn how to make money online.