Those of you out there who are in two minds as to whether to vote for Likud/Bibi or Blue&White:
DON’T buy the scare tactics, lies, deceit etc etc etc put out by Bibi that Blue&White are leftists who will surrender the country. That is an out and out lie!
Blue&White is NOT a left wing coalition of Parties, I don’t even regard it as left of centre. Left/right is a relative thing but, IMHO, Blue&White is a right of centre grouping.
Please, take the time to read. Do your research.
Ensure that the sources are objective!!
Always remember, take what you read on Wikipedia with a pinch, or two, of salt.
the Israel Democracy Institute’s website (www.en.idi.org.il);
read, on the IDI’s website and elsewhere, about the Parties that make up Blue&White, check out their policies:
ex-IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz’s ‘Resilience Party”;
Yair Lapid’s ‘Yesh Atid’ Party (Lapid is not a ‘lefty’!!!);
ex-IDF chief of Staff Moshe Ya’alon’s ‘Telem Party’.
Read about Gantz, Lapid and Ya’alon and ex-IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi.
THREE EX-IDF CHIEFS OF STAFF!
Don’t decide on the basis solely of what you hear Bibi saying.
Don’t decide on the basis solely of what you read that Bibi has been saying.
Don’t decide on the basis solely of what Likud voters and Bibi supporters tell you.
Do your own research.
So many areas of life need to be addressed in Israel (outside the Ra’anana bubble and the communities in which is enjoyed relative wealth and privilege!).
If Israel ever was a land flowing with milk and honey, it is no longer.
Bibi can’t move any more, too many people have ‘stuff’ on him, he owes too many people.
So many issues besides security (Blue&White’s THREE-ex IDF Chiefs of Staff can oversee security!!):
too much control is in too few hands – monopolies, duopolies, ‘back-handers’/corruption…
poor and dramatically slipping education levels, communities whose votes don’t count are disenfranchised and forgotten;
the religious parties in the Governing coalitions, they push the levers, they hold Bibi to ransom, they buy their way out of having to serve in the military! Granted, many charedim do serve but it should be mandatory! Why should our kids stick their lives on the line for others?! NO MORE!!
the cost of living and low salaries, that is forcing young, educated Israelis to question whether their futures can be in Israel;
Bibi’s ‘love-in’ with the religious Parties is driving a wedge between Israel and millions of Jews abroad who are being told by Rabbis here that they aren’t even Jewish! Why should American Jews keep sending millions of dollars to Israel when Bibi’s Rabbis are so disparaging of them.
PLUS, of course, there are the indictments hanging around Bibi’s neck!
Blue&White is a genuine alternative.
I don’t want to get into a thousand debates with people who disagree with me. It’s a statement, agree with it or don’t.
Thanks for reading!