Since announcing the Freeze, Defense Minister Ehud Barak has visited this committee at least 3 times in an attempt to get money from them in order to hire more inspectors – their primary job, to report on our towns and villages (and Kibbutzim) in Judea and Samaria and destroy people’s patios, porches, and synagogues (and homes).
For months, this committee, made up of Likud, Shas, Bayit Yehudi, UTJ and Ichud Leumi members kept turning him down. It was said that Barak was very frustrated that he couldn’t get the money for his attacks on the settlements.
Until this week.
This week Barak the wannabe destroyer of Jewish Settlements made some deals with members of the committee.
At the moment of the vote, the Likud members voted for giving him money (some Likud members disappeared), Shas members literally disappeared from the room, the Bayit Yehudi member abstained from voting, UTJ voted for, and thus leaving only the Ichud Leumi member to vote against and fight for the settlements.
As a result, Barak walked away 14 million shekels richer, one-third of which is directly going to more Settlement Inspectors, and the rest for “other inspectors”, which you can guess how Barak will use them.
Whatever price Barak paid, I guarantee that not only did Barak determine it was cheap, he is positive it is fully refundable.
Meanwhile whatever their individual motivations or incentives, these alleged “right wing” Knesset members have managed to do nothing more then show Barak that not only can they can be bought off cheaply, they can be easily fooled.
More than ever I am happy I voted Ichud Leumi, and hope many more people wake up and do the same come next elections.
On a separate note, the Kibbutz movement said they will not participate in tonight’s leftist concert and protest in Jerusalem (if there wasn’t a concert, and without violence or Palestinian flags, how else would they get anyone to participate?).
Apparently the Kibbutz movement is miffed after they found out that Barak considers their 17 Kibbutzim in the Jordan Valley to be settlements and subsequently sent his inspectors to each
Draw your own conclusions.
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