I think it is obvious why Bibi undercut Feiglin's rise in Likud. He cannot make room for people who tell the truth.
Now we are faced with a split inner cabinet. Three of its ministers, Bibi, Ehud Barak, and Dan Meridor support a freeze. Moshe Yaalon, Benny Begin, and Avigdor Lieberman oppose the plan saying it would only invite more pressure and demands for concessions. They are absolutely right. History has shown this. It has also shown that Israeli concessions do not bring peace. The one thing they do consistently bring? Dead Israelis.
Be concerned about Lieberman, who might stand with Bibi when the chips are down in an attempt to save his political hide. JPost reports:
Lieberman said that 16 years after the Oslo accords there is no comprehensive peace agreement with the Palestinians, and such a deal won't be reached even in 16 more years.
"There is no chance of bridging the Israeli and Palestinian positions in the foreseeable future," Lieberman said at a press briefing.
The foreign minister added that "the resolutions of the recent Fatah conference speak of using violence, [taking] all of Jerusalem, an absolute right of return and allegations that Israel killed [former Palestinian Authority president Yasser] Arafat."
For this reason, he said, "those who say that a two-state solution will end the conflict don't have any idea what they're talking about or are intentionally misleading."
However, Lieberman said that while he was personally doubtful, he was willing to let others try.
Lieberman was careful in not setting any conditions for Netanyahu regarding a settlement freeze deal with the US. He stressed Israel was not looking for confrontation with the US over the issue. The foreign minister pointedly refused to say whether he would support or oppose any temporary freeze. [Emphasis added]
Having followed Israeli politics for a while, when I see a statement like that I simply assume that means Lieberman will cave and support the freeze, even though he knows it is an act of suicide. This is a lot of what is wrong about Israeli politicians, and American politicians for that matter. At what point will Jewish leaders start standing up for what they know is right, even when they know their political lives are at stake? When will they realize that standing up for principles and what is right and just is what a Jew should do, not bend over and bow in order to save themselves. Josephus did that with the Romans, and we can see what that got us.
How many Jews have died as a direct result of Oslo, The Wie Agreements, the 2000 edition of Camp David? How many more will die because the weak kneed, kowtowing leadership of the Israeli left refused to crush Hezbollah and Hamas?
Likud MKs and the other right wing elements of his government need to push him out of the Big Chair and into the arms of Tzipi Livni so they can make sweaty love together while fantasizing over their snuff film of Israel being destroyed by Arab rockets. But the politicians cannot do this alone. Without the support of the people, Bibi will entrench himself. People like Yaalon, Begin, Danon, and others need support from without.
Now would be a very good time for Moshe Feiglin to lead a rebellion from outside the Knesset. The people of Israel do not support negotiating with the terrorists, freezing construction, or appeasing Marack. Perhaps prudence dictates being quiet until the Likud Party elections. I personally think that the survival of Israel depends on ending talk on settlement freezes and asserting complete defiance and Israeli sovereignty over Eretz Yisrael, not laying down our necks for Arabs.
For his part, Netanyahu is claiming that no agreement has been reached on this deal, but there has been, "certain progress." Bibi lies out of both sides of his mouth. If he had a third side he'd lie out of that one too.
Israel can no longer tolerate this corrupt leftist wheeling and dealing that leaves the nation weaker, with more Jewish dead. The pressure on Israel to just die is mounting with Germany adding its voice to the Destroy Yesha mantra. Bibi, like the rest of the Left, thinks that caving in stops the pressure. History makes it clear that this is a fallacy. What has kept us alive, what has sustained us for 4000 years is clinging to our beliefs, and defiance and resistance in the face of adversity, not submitting to the will of our enemies.