The Foundation for Constitutional Democracy

31-Mar-2006

Diagnosis of a Mental Disorder

Filed under: Democratic MethodsEthics — eidelberg @ 11:27 pm Edit This

A mental disorder has crippled Israel. This disorder is rooted in fear, but this fear has yet to be adequately diagnosed.

The idea that fear permeates the Jewish psyche is not new. It is the well-known consequence of two thousand years of statelessness and dispersion, persecution and humiliation, pogroms and holocaust. It is the inevitable result of the world’s perennial and deadly hatred of Jews and Judaism. (more…)

Can Israel Survive as a “Democracy”?

Filed under: Democratic MethodsBELIEFS & PERSPECTIVES — eidelberg @ 12:26 am Edit This

Although Israel’s system of governance is far from being democratic, Israeli politicians have a democratic mentality—the key tendency of which is moral egalitarianism. This egalitarianism prompts them to seek, rather than shun, negotiations with Arab dictatorships in the hope of achieving peace. Little do they understand the moral significance and deadly consequences of such negotiations, and neither do “politically correct” political scientists.

The story begins with certain principles of democracy. (more…)

28-Mar-2006

Perfidy

Filed under: EthicsPoliticians — eidelberg @ 7:53 am Edit This

Israel faces the prospect of being ruled by a government led by Ehud Olmert, chairman of Kadima, a party that renounces all ideologies, hence a party with no past, no moral values, hence no Jewish values—hence a party that has renounced Judaism. Such a party, by definition, can only consist of unmitigated Egotists. Such a party can only consist of traitors—traitors of the Jewish people and of the Jewish State of Israel.

Is it not remarkable that a prominent rabbi and a university president joined this mindless and soulless party? (more…)

Joe Settler Endorses Marzel’s Hazit

Filed under: Yamin Israel PartyCURRENT ISSUES — eidelberg @ 7:41 am Edit This

Elections 2006: Joe Settler Endorses…

If you had asked me last year which party I would endorse for the next elections, by default I would have said the National Union.

I respect Benny Elon and Aryeh Eldad both as individuals and as upright, unwavering legislatures. Once Efi Eitam joined their party I felt they presented an appealing team that well represented many of the national and partisan issues important to me. (more…)

Don’t Waste Your Vote!

Filed under: Yamin Israel PartyCURRENT ISSUES — eidelberg @ 7:32 am Edit This

By Avi Hyman and Yosef Fuerst

With only a day to go have you decided where your vote is going? Are you at peace with your decision? Or are you like too many people allowing the pollsters and naysayers to decide where your ballot goes?

This past summer countless Jewish tears were shed as we all suffered through the expulsion and destruction of Gush Katif and the Northern Shomron communities. We all stood by helpless as thousands of soldiers bearing the Jewish flag on their uniforms dragged our people away from our territory with despicable ease. Ariel Sharon proved that after 2000 years of exile it still isn’t that difficult to uproot Jews and send them packing.

Ask yourself, throughout this travesty where were the people we on the right elected to prevent such an occurrence? (more…)

The Battered Woman Syndrome

Filed under: Yamin Israel PartyCURRENT ISSUES — eidelberg @ 6:59 am Edit This

by Baruch Marzel
Mar 27, ‘06 / 27 Adar 5766

Those same political hacks who failed in the struggle and took part in the government’s plans for the expulsion from Gush Katif are asking us to hold our noses and vote for them.

The provocative campaign of the National Union-National Religious Party against my candidacy for the Knesset is, above all, reminiscent of the battered woman. A man beats, abuses and dishonors his wife, who, in great anger, throws him out of the house; yet, he is sure that he will return. (more…)

Who Are You, Baruch Marzel?

Filed under: Yamin Israel PartyCURRENT ISSUES — eidelberg @ 6:49 am Edit This

View the new film about the head of the Jewish National Front—Hazit, whose symbol is כ’.

Before you go to the polls, you must see this—

This Time, Don’t Compromise” [In Hebrew]

27-Mar-2006

GOOD NEWS!!!

Filed under: Yamin Israel PartyCURRENT ISSUES — eidelberg @ 11:47 pm Edit This

We are hearing from sources around the country that the Jewish National Alliance—Hazit—is winning more and more “fence-sitters” and will break the electoral threshold!

That’s right. People are sick of the system and those who profit from it—the existing parties. (more…)

Who can Chabad support in the Elections for Knesset?

Filed under: Yamin Israel PartyCURRENT ISSUES — eidelberg @ 11:40 pm Edit This

Orange Chabad Rabbis Support Hazit
By Aliza Karp

It has recently been publicized that the Chabad Rabbinical Court in Eretz Yisorel has made a statement for its own communities, and for the general public, to vote for parties which have the best chance of actually getting elected, as opposed to voting for small, upstart parties that have a higher risk of not getting the minimum number of votes. The admitted implication of this position is that they are urging people not to vote for Hazit, the party of Baruch Marzel.

I looked at the names of the Rabbis on the Chabad Court who came out ostensibly against Hazit. (more…)

What You Should Know To Vote Wisely

Filed under: Yamin Israel PartyCURRENT ISSUES — eidelberg @ 10:08 pm Edit This

A. Introduction

1. I’ve been in Israel almost 30 years, and I have never seen so much public confusion before an election. To penetrate this confusion, you have to go back to the January 2003 election.

2. A few days after the election, Avigdor Lieberman, who then headed National Union, convened a meeting of various representatives of the “nationalist camp.” I was present representing the Yamin Israel Party. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss whether National Union should join the Sharon government. I (and others) urged Lieberman NOT to join the government: we said it would be a betrayal of the nationalist camp.

3. Why? (more…)

Polls, Self-fulfilling Prophecies, and You

Filed under: Yamin Israel PartyCURRENT ISSUES — eidelberg @ 8:26 pm Edit This

1. 950,000 citizens of Israel did not vote in the January 2003 election. That number will probably be exceeded in next week’s March 28 election. This fact—plus the unprecedented public confusion or indecision about which party to vote for—places in question any opinion poll.

2. Bearing this in mind, if some guy by the name of ‘Nurp’ tells you, “Don’t waste your vote on a small party,” that guy has succumbed to the arrogance of ignorance as well as to a self-fulfilling prophecy—assuming he is not trying to deceive you.

3. What makes Nurp so sure that you will waste your vote on a small party? (more…)

Another Warning to All Voters

Filed under: Yamin Israel PartyCURRENT ISSUES — eidelberg @ 7:00 am Edit This

Don’t be misled. Michael Kleiner’s Herut party is plagiarizing parts of the program of the Jewish National Alliance—Hazit.

Judging from Herut’s campaign in the 2003 election, Herut is not seriously committed to parliamentary electoral reform, as it now pretends. In fact, Herut’s chairman admitted, after the election, that he was really opposed to raising the 1.5% electoral threshold!

David Ben-Gurion deplored this attitude. (more…)

26-Mar-2006

An Urgent Message to All Voters

Filed under: Yamin Israel PartyCURRENT ISSUES — eidelberg @ 6:25 pm Edit This

Please do not mistake Michael Kleiner’s copycat party “Herut” with your one and only steadfast nationalist party, Baruch Marzel’s Jewish National AllianceHazit.

Hazit adopted the comprehensive institutional reform program of the Yamin Israel party, of which I am the president. (more…)

“Political Co-optation”

Filed under: Oslo/Peace ProcessPARTIES & PERSONALITIES — eidelberg @ 8:16 am Edit This

Political co-optation is a method of attracting “outsiders” to join the Establishment so as to preclude them from forming or strengthening a party that diminishes the Establishment’s electoral base.

Some people believe the Likud co-opted Moshe Feiglin to prevent him from forming a right-wing coalition. Feiglin did in fact encourage several thousand people to vote for the Likud in the January 2003 Knesset elections—people who would otherwise have voted for National Union or Herut. Indeed, were it not for those additional Likud voters, it’s quite possible that the composition of the Sixteenth Knesset would have differed enough to prevent the “disengagement” from Gaza.* (more…)

The Jerusalem Post Errs Again

Filed under: RepresentationCURRENT ISSUES — eidelberg @ 8:01 am Edit This

It has again been reported by The Jerusalem Post that 80,000 votes are required to reach the 2% electoral threshold. This is a pernicious error, which I have tried to correct, to no avail.

The number of votes required to reach the threshold depends on the number of valid votes cast in the election. If The Jerusalem Post figure of 80,000 were correct, 4,000,000 votes would have to be cast in the March 28 election. The voter turnout, however, is not likely to be much more than 3,000,000, in which case only, 60,000 votes will be needed to reach the threshold.

As I previously reported, consider the January 28, 2003 election:
(more…)

24-Mar-2006

Heart-rending Destruction of the Synagogues

Filed under: DisengagementPARTIES & PERSONALITIESCURRENT ISSUES — eidelberg @ 11:28 pm Edit This

The PowerPoint presentation, referenced below, reveals the heart-rending destruction of the synagogues in Gush Katif. Please view it before reading what follows.

No Puedo Perdonar (slide show hosted by jewishindy.com)

Download Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2003

1. Question: Who is primarily responsible for the desecration of God’s Name and degradation of the Jewish People manifested in the destruction of the synagogues in Gaza’s Jewish communities? (more…)

Lacking in the Campaign: Candor and Courage

Filed under: Yamin Israel PartyCURRENT ISSUES — eidelberg @ 9:49 pm Edit This

Examine the campaign rhetoric, the platforms of the various parties: what’s missing? A candid and courageous enunciation of the principles Israel stands for as Jewish nation, and a forthright statement of the policies Israel must pursue to preserve its Jewish identity.

Fortunately, there is one party hearty and honest enough to proclaim these principles and policies: the Jewish National Alliance—Hazit. Hazit’s platform was formulated primarily by Prof. Israel Hanukoglu (former science adviser to the government of Benjamin Netanyahu), Hazit chairman Baruch Marzel (a man of down-to-earth knowledge of Israel and its basic problems), and the present writer (political scientist and author of several books on Statesmanship and Judaism). No other party has this breadth and depth of knowledge.

Hazit is dedicated to three all-comprehensive and interdependent principles: (more…)

23-Mar-2006

Caution: Rumors Abroad

Filed under: Yamin Israel PartyCURRENT ISSUES — eidelberg @ 8:20 pm Edit This

A rumor is being circulated via the electronic media, “Why David Rutstein destroyed Baruch Marzel’s chance of getting elected.”

This rumor is malicious nonsense. (more…)

Notice to all voters

Filed under: Yamin Israel PartyCURRENT ISSUES — eidelberg @ 6:48 am Edit This

Election 2003

Valid votes…………………………3,148,364 (69% of roughly 4,526,000 registered voters)

Qualifying threshold (1.5%)………47,226

1. Votes wasted on the pseudo-nationalist parties responsible for the expulsion of Jews from Gaza and northern Samaria: (more…)

22-Mar-2006

An Urgent Message to Supporters of NU/NRP

Filed under: Yamin Israel PartyCURRENT ISSUES — eidelberg @ 1:20 am Edit This

A few days after the January 28, 2003 election, then National Union chairman, Avigdor Lieberman (head of its Israel Beiteinu faction), convened a meeting of various representatives of the “nationalist camp.” I was present representing the Yamin Israel Party. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss whether National Union should join the Sharon government. I (and others) urged Lieberman not to join that government.

My reason was simply this: Sharon was committed to a Palestinian state. Indeed, during the election campaign, Sharon warned that he would not appoint anyone to his cabinet who opposed a Palestinian state—an unprecedented display of arrogance! (more…)

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