Israel’s tea party moment

Israel’s tea party moment

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WASHINGTON, March 19, 2015 — Late in January, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported, “With the help of American money and a former campaign advisor to President Barack Obama, V15 [short for Victory 2015] is trying to replace Israel’s government. The money and organization comes from V15’s partnership with OneVoice.”

OneVoice describes itself as an “international grassroots movement that amplifies the voice of mainstream Israelis and Palestinians, empowering them to propel their elected representative toward the two-state solution.”

According to Fox News, the international organization that claims to speak for all Israelis and Palestinians “received $350,000 in recent State Department grants, and until last November was headed by a veteran diplomat from the Clinton administration.”

OneVoice and V15 used their U.S. taxpayer-provided cash to advance its “Anybody but Bibi” campaign, the brainchild of “Jeremy Bird, a 36-year-old American political strategist who worked for Obama,” said Haaretz.

A week before Israelis went to the polls, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a veteran soldier, spoke to a gathering of political followers like a military leader: “This is a very close battle. Nothing is ensured because there is a great, worldwide effort to topple Likud [Party] rule.”

The Obama administration hoped to influence the outcome of the Israeli election, believing a far left government would be more amenable to ceding large swaths of Israeli territory to her murderous neighbors and gullible enough to trust Obama’s diplomats with shielding Israel from a nuclear Iran.

A considerable majority of Israelis answered, “Nobody but Bibi!”

“Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victory,” read the headline in Wednesday morning’s Jerusalem Post.

“Polls… have found that the people of Israel do not want a national unity government,” wrote Post columnist Gil Hoffman. “In past elections they did, but this was the ‘It’s us or them’ election, in which everyone pushed for their own team.”

Israelis voted for a united, in-your-face, conservative government that is willing to fight the murderous, totalitarian monsters surrounding them, led by the man who articulately denounced Obama’s deranged nuclear negotiations with Iran before a joint session of Congress; who told Europe’s Jews they could escape that continent’s growing and violent anti-Semitism by moving to Israel, whose people watched as 47 pro-Israel GOP senators were denounced as “traitors” for telling Iran in an open letter that the U.S. Senate will reject a treaty Obama brings them that accepts as legitimate Iran’s attaining a nuclear weapon.

So, what explains the dramatic outcome of Israel’s election, one no poll predicted?

“Many who considered staying home, or voting for one of the Likud’s satellite parties, hurried to the polling stations to cast ballots for Likud,” said Gil Hoffman. “People who have not voted in years – or at least not for Likud – felt the need to save Israel from the Left, Iran and a hostile international community.”

It appears the Israeli Left and Obama (yet again) were on the receiving end of a tea party-like electoral shellacking.

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