A Surprising Side of Liberman

Posted: February 21st, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: The Right, the US and us | Tags: , , | Comments Off


Israeli politics can be complicated. The Neo-Cons at the “powerline” blog got lost trying to figure out how their boy Netanyhu is going to form his government:

“Netanyahu may have trouble bringing in Yisrael Beitenu without losing UTJ. That’s because, of all things, right-wing Yisrael Beitenu strongly favors the right to civil unions for homosexual couples”.

Even mentioning the gay marriage idea to Israel Beitenu’s extremely conservative legislators could bring about funny responses.

As far as I can remember, Avigdor Liberman never made a statement concerning gay rights in recent years. There isn’t a word about it on the “Israel Beitenu” web site. Liberman is promoting the civil unions ideas in order to help some 300,000 non Jewish immigrants from Russia, who are having problems getting married in Israel. This proposed arrangement is not supposed to include same-sex marriage. But when it comes to liberalism, in the eyes of the “powerline” guys, everyone is a suspect.

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