Wednesday March 29, 2006
The big winners and losers in Israel's election are obvious.
Kadima - winner. Likud - loser. Labor - in the middle.
But the biggest winners are Avigdor Lieberman's party Yisrael Beitaynu (Israel Is Our Home) and Rafael Eitan's party Gimlayim (The Elderly/Retired).
Why is Avigdor Lieberman such a big winner?
This immigrant from the Former Soviet Union, this former guard at the Prime Minister's office is now the leader of the right, he is the opposition leader. He is the man.
Why is Rafael Eitan such a big leader?
The Gimlayim, with a platform based on social issues and aid to the elderly pulled in 8 seats and that makes them the swing for the coalition. Eitan is a former Mossad spy cum master handler. He was responsible for the capture of the Adolph Eichman, the Nazi who coordinated the plan that took the Jews to their death during the Holocaust. Eitan is also the spy who directed, and bungled, the Jonathan Pollard operation.
More than Olmert, more than Peretz, a retired spy and a former security guard will be setting the agenda for Israel's future.
Keep your eye on these two - they are wily.
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