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FREEMAN CENTER ELECTION BLOG
By Bernard J. Shapiro

March 8, 2006

I have been in Israel one week and have made the following observations. The National camp is seriously depressed. Many are saying that they may not even vote. The reasons for this are quite understandable. The destruction of Gush Katif and N. Shomron and then the brutality which crushed Amona has caused a major problem for the Israeli Zionist/Religious parties. After the noble efforts to save parts of Eretz Yisrael, they are simply dispirited. To give up now will create a self fulling prophecy of defeat.

There are heroes and heroines to be found in Israel. Nadia and Ruth Matar, Baruch Marzel, Effie Etam, Aryeh Eldad and Benny Elon come to my mind. There are many more. We should remember that none of them are totally without flaws. It pains me greatly to see members of the Right picking at the flaws of others on Right. There are plenty of faults to go around.
BUT THE WORST OF THE NATIONAL CAMP IS 100 TIMES BETTER THAN THE BEST OF THE LEFT.

We must bite our collective tongues and go into battle to save Israel. The ORANGE spirit must be re-ignited. There are only 20 days until the election and they must not be wasted by infighting.

Our youth, our Rabbis, our soldiers, our volunteers, our refugees, our students and everyone who cares about Israelís future must put forth a supreme effort.
We can win - Israel can be saved. It is up to us with the help of HaShem.
With a mighty hand we will bring down the government of the anti-Jewish Left.

You must join whichever party is most compatible to your ideology and work without rest for VICTORY!