He said, she said

January 19, 2009 15:25
2 minute read.
He said, she said

barak livni lieberman laugh 248 . (photo credit: AP, Ariel Jerozolimski)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Look who's talking "I won't apologize for the fact that we have an appeasing look. It's part of me and I'm good just the way I am. But it does not come on the expense of my opinions and beliefs." Former top model Orly Levy, ranked [a very realistic] sixth on the Israel Beitenu Knesset list. Comradery "His behavior is worse than a snake's." Gil Pensioners' Party MK Moshe Sharoni comments on the decision by MK Yitzhak Ziv to retract his plan to split from the party. Understatement "The continued occupation is more of a risk than any nuclear bomb." Meretz Chairman MK Haim Oron. Motor power "We will not be bought by Mitsubishis." Israel Beitenu Chairman Avigdor Lieberman rules out joining a national unity government. (Government officials often receive a Mitsubishi car). Get it?! "When Netanyahu attacks me, he actually hopes that would make you [the leftist media] like him." Hawkish Likud member Moshe Feiglin has his own theory about why Netanyahu doesn't like him. Living in the spotlight "The family takes a serious blow, there's no private life, you try to escape the frame but it chases after you." Kadima leader Tzipi Livni on paparazzi bothering her family. Child's play "The race is between Livni and Netanyahu, that's the main thing. Someone irrelevant will try to fit in and say 'me too'." Kadima's Haim Ramon opines on Ehud Barak's chances in the election. Normalcy "Not trendy, Not a Friend and Not Normal." A Meretz poster proved to be a spoof of the current Barak poster that declares him "Not Trendy, Not Nice, Not a Friend - a Leader." Chauvinism "The attitude as demonstrated by the Likud chairman is plagued with piggish chauvinism and reminds us of the typical macho who likes to brag about whose is bigger." Kadima MK Ronit Tirosh on the Likud's anti-Livni slogan, "This is too big for her." Legacy-seeking "Peace is not just a piece of paper or a photo-op in the US." Kadima Chair Tzipi Livni reacts to Olmert's statement in Turkey by which direct talks between Israel and Syria must be promoted as soon as possible. Drawing parallels "Hitler's rise to power was not because of inflation. It was because the loss of faith in Weimar's democracy and government… I see a Weimar-style crisis of trust developing in Israel. I see the public losing faith in the government, Knesset, court, media, military and police." Kadima MK Yitzhak Ben-Yisrael slams Israeli political life after his primary defeat. Drawing parallels II A vote for Kadima is a bullet in the chest of a Palestinian child in Gaza… There are those who count mandates as well as bodies - that's the worst thing." Ra'am-Ta'al MK Ahmed Tibi at the Central Elections Committee during a debate on whether to ban his party from running in the elections." Oracle "I will win the primaries with exactly 43.7% of the vote." Shaul Mofaz during the primaries for the Kadima party. Mofaz ended up losing to Tzipi Livni, with 42% of the vote.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town