The new coalition will be good for Israel
By Ted Belman
The Left describes this move in the most vile terms. It is nothing of the sort. Bibi merely did what he is entitled to do. He opted in effect to strengthen his coalition so that it could survive for another year.
I see nothing untoward in this. I do see an opportunity that previous coalitions have never had and that is to make fundamental change to Israel’s form of government; perhaps even pass a constitution and lessen the power of the Attorney General and the Supreme Court.
The first test will be Ulpana. Bibi just authorized his Cabinet to draft legislation for this kind of problem. Good. This is a move to the right. The legislation will deal with the issue of “private Palestinian land”.
The second test will be replacing the Tal Law with a better law. The Hereidim and the Arabs must shoulder a larger National burden.
Mofaz wants to keep a united Jerusalem and all the settlement blocks including Maaleh Adumin and Ariel. I see no chance at all in getting the Palestinians to agree. So no danger there either.
Only good can come of this.