Tuesday, February 25, 2003

Stupid Israeli politics

"The ultra-Orthodox parties are gearing up for their new role as members of the fighting opposition, and are already planning cooperation with Labor and Meretz on socioeconomic issues" reports Ha'aretz.

To that I say "go ahead, you whores". After years of denouncing Shulamit Aloni and her ilk, they finally realize that maybe they can work together after all. Their politics will forever be tainted by their associations. (So will Meretz's, by the way.) This now officially resembles middle-eastern Arab politics, where enemies are enemies of convenience and friendships are made only when you want something. Shas and UTJ officially have no ideological backbone. It is all now seen to be just about money and power.