In radio interviews Silvan Shalom said:
"A clear, wide majority in the Likud would not give a hand to any step that would strangle the settlements, which is one of the party's banners. We need to take steps to advance the diplomatic process, but with conditions, and one of them must be not freezing the settlements that we built. The Palestinians cannot ask us to make unilateral, irreversible, far-reaching concessions that impact the permanent [borders] just for agreeing to meet with us."
He also predicted that the Jew Hating Racist and Bibi's process would, "blow up in our face and lead to a dead end."
A good start. But explain to me again why any Israeli government should engage in any dialogue with a party that just voted to renew its platform of the genocide of the Jewish people. There is no need for talking. The PLO gets nothing in Eretz Yisrael.
In the meantime, it looks like Bibi doesn't have Kadima to fall back on in the event his coalition decides to bring him down. Shaul Mofaz has said he was no longer interested in Kadima joining the coalition. This of course could be a big fat lie in order to lure Likud and the rest of the coalition to try and bring him down only to have Kadima come rushing in driving the bulldozers.
But before this rally on Wednesday, there will be another protest on the hill outside Jerusalem known as E-1. Ma'aleh Adumim mayor Benny Kashriel will be leading a protest where he will lay a cornerstone for the E-1, which would be the last area of expansion for Ma'aleh Adumim. Plans have been in the works to build there for years, but it has never been started. The E1 is considered the key to connecting Ma'aleh Adumim to Jerusalem. Israeli leaders have been calling for building there, but it hasn't happened yet.
Will Likud mass against Bibi and force him back to the right, cutting out Labor and bringing in National Union and others in larger numbers? It would be the only way to stop the one man he seems to fear more than Marack the Racist Jew Hater: Moshe Feiglin.
When Israel needs a Jew leading the country we got stuck with a betrayer. I think Bibi needs to start reading the Prophets before he starts cutting out Israel's heart.