Danny Danon said:
“We are here to stop the erosion that could lead us to dangerous places. This is not a toast – it is a gathering for awakening.”
Arutz Sheva reported:
Danon turned rhetorically to Netanyahu, who was not present, and asked him to “take the book that you wrote, 'A Place Under the Sun,' to [U.S. President Barack] Obama and continue in the path of the Likud.”
Tzipi Hotovely said:
“the Land of Israel is not an election fad. "Time after time the people vote for the Right and receive something else – we are here to make sure that the people get what they voted for.”
Unfortunately for Danon, Hotovely, and Yesha, Bibi is continuing the path of Likud, whose slow painful death, which has cost Israel dearly over the years in land and blood, began when Menachem Begin gave the Sinai back to Egypt. Since then we have watched as Likud members, including Israeli icon Ariel Sharon, dismantled Jewish communities and gave our land to genocidal terrorists. To Bibi, the Land of Israel is and election fad.
The absence of so many Likud ministers that were expected to come today is the final indication to me that Likud is dead. The remainder of the MKs, and Bibi Netanyahu, should be true to who they are, leave the Likud, and join the betrayers of Israel in Kadima. The only difference between Kadima and Likud now is that Tzipi Livni would destroy all Yesha communities, give up Jerusalem, and Yehuda and Shomron overnight, while Bibi will do it piecemeal, slowly and painfully, all the while pretending he loves Israel and cares about its security.
I think that now Manhigut Yehudit's efforts to take control of Likud may be in vain. There is nothing to take control of now. It's just another Leftist tool, hollow and empty, with no love of Eretz Yisrael, and no thought for Jewish values, or commitment to land in its heart. Better that Feiglin take his faction and unify the true nationalists under one banner if possible. All these separate parties have no hope of gaining control. If a unification does not happen, and happen soon, the Jews of Yesha will be betrayed. Yehuda and Shomron will be surrendered to our enemies, and the redemption of Am and Eretz Yisrael will take a bitter and painful path. The only other hope is that Bibi is removed from the party leadership. Considering only 250 people showed up today, barring a miracle, I see that as highly unlikely.
Like the dupes of the United States who fell for Marack, the people of Israel fell for Bibi. His book is a lie. His persona is a lie. His claimed devotion to Israel is a lie. I cannot say what is the best course of action at the moment, but I do know what Yeshayahu tells us in the reading for this coming Shabbat:
"For Zion's sake will I not hold My peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her triumph go forth as brightness, and her salvation as a torch that burneth."
The Yesha Council has called an urgent meeting for tomorrow to discuss the impending freeze, and the launching of a sweeping campaign against what is fast becoming the impending destruction of the Jewish presence in the heart of the Land of Israel.