Friday, November 21, 2008

Shas: Yes we can.


translation; With G-d's Help. Yes. We can! Shas [party]

Is this really the new billboard sign for Israel's "Shas" Ultra-Orthodox Sephardi political party?

Its been flying around the web...




Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael טובה הארץ מאד מאד

9 comments:

SuperRaizy said...

I didn't that Obama was Sephardic ( :

Anonymous said...

A winning slogan is a winning slogan.

Gila said...

Maybe they can...but I really hope they don't.

So--is a vote for Likud a vote for Shas or is a vote for Kadima a vote for Shas?

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Gila: Every vote is a vote for Shas -- they will be in the next government, receiving millions, regardless of who the PM is.

A Soldier's Mother said...

Of course Shas can...the only question is how much you pay them to do it. Years ago, confused by the decision making process at Shas (supporting governments willing to expel Jews from Gaza, for example), I said to a friend naively..."but this doesn't make sense" and their answer was - "of course it doesn't make cents [sense] - all they care about is dollars." In the years that have followed, I have seen this to be the sad truth. Shas will be bought by whatever part can afford them. A vote for Shas simply means you are willing to go to the highest bidder...they have another name for this in sections of New York (and probably Tel Aviv), but I'll leave that to your imagination.

Mike Miller said...

Speaking of copying Obama:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/15/world/middleeast/15bibi.html?_r=1

D.C. said...

I saw this on your blog the other day and thought that it was a joke, until I actually saw this sign on the side of a bus today.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

DC: You should take this blog more seriously! :-)

A Soldier's Mother said...

I'm with DC. I thought it was a joke. Saw it this morning. I can't believe it...even having seen it. I honestly had no idea what Obama meant by "Yes, We Can." I don't like the simplistic, single-syllable mentality that spawns these slogans. Yes, we can...but should we? What will happen if we do? Will others who are less fortunate also be able to?...Stupid slogan and I wasn't surprised that the US fell for it (after all, this IS the nation that elected Bush...why not continue with these simplistic concepts). But here in Israel? Please. Tell me that we won't accept such nonsense here. No, we can't...not if the government doesn't; no, we can't if we don't have a peace partner (and we don't); no, we can't if we don't start respecting each other; no, we can't if we don't recognize the simple facts of our environment; no, we can't if we don't save water; no, we can't if ... or... yes, we can, as soon as we have a peace partner (and no, you shouldn't be holding your breath) and yes, we can - if we just learn to save water, and yes, we can if...

In other words - the slogan by itself means NOTHING. I can't believe it was brought to Israel and more importantly, I can't believe that we Israelis will allow our political leaders to feed us such simplistic positions. For this alone, I would not vote for SHAS.

Paula

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