86 Days Until The Election
UPDATES 6 pm Israel time, Saturday, December 20 2014:
*Following the three missiles that hit Israel yesterday, the IAF attacked two Gaza locations near Khan Younis last night. One was a terrorist training facility; the other was a concrete factory producing materials for building and restoring tunnels.
*After an “urgent” meeting of terrorists in Gaza this morning, Hamas announced that the attack on the two facilities is a “dangerous escalation” and will provoke a strong response from the terrorist organization.
*Two more Palestinian Hamas terrorist infiltrators were captured today as they breached the Gaza border fence in the Chof Ashkelon region.
*Two Israelis were wounded in separate “rock” throwing incidents in Jerusalem this afternoon. The attacks, which occurred at the Jaffa Gate and on Mt. Scopus, were just two of the several assaults on Israeli security personnel in Jerusalem today.
*Egypt announced today that it is reopening the Rafah Crossing between Egypt and Gaza tomorrow (Sunday) and Monday as a humanitarian gesture. In reality, it is once again only opening the Crossing in one direction–from Egypt into Gaza as the Egyptian government seeks to get rid of more Palestinians.
Three days ago, your humble servant wrote this:
“Tzipi Livni, who has no connection whatsoever with the Israeli government anymore, was on the phone yesterday with her globe-hopping buddy John Kerry to urge the U.S. to use its veto in the Security Council to counter the Palestinian proposal at the United Nations–which is now scheduled to be presented tonight (New York time).
Livni, of course, is the crassest sort of politician who doesn’t give a hang about anything except her own skin. Her call to Kerry was merely meant to boost her own political standing, and Kerry’s response to her will only be meant to undermine Netanyahu.”
The main point of this analysis was that Livni’s actions, as always, were probably self-serving; she was not acting out of any concern for Israel but merely acting to further her election chances, and that she and John Kerry will act in concert to get rid of PM Netanyahu.
Even your humble servant did not know just how right he was.
According to a report today in the American Journal Foreign Policy, both Livni and former Israeli president Shimon Peres called Kerry and told him that if a vote on the Palestine Resolution was allowed to proceed, it would enhance the electoral chances of the “extreme right”, specifically Benjamin Netanyahu and Naftali Bennett.
The report goes on to say that at a private luncheon that took place after the call, John Kerry confirmed to 28 EU envoys that Livni and Peres had indeed placed the call and warned about Netanyahu and Bennett.
Thereupon, Kerry–who had previously asserted that the United States would in no way interfere in the upcoming Israeli elections–declared that no discussion of the Palestine Resolution would take place before the elections.
What can one say about all of this?
That Tzipi Livni and Shimon Peres do not have one ounce of integrity? We already knew that.
That John Kerry does not have one ounce of integrity? We already knew that too.
In fact, there is nothing to say except that we fervently hope that the egregious actions of Livni, Peres, and Kerry will backfire and bring more votes to the Israeli “Right”.