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Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Klein's Spectrum: Conservative to Right-Wing
Topic: WorldNetDaily

A Nov. 27 WorldNetDaily article by Aaron Klein claimed that "Knesset members across the political spectrum slammed commitments made by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert at today's U.S.-sponsored Annapolis summit." But he quotes only conservative Knesset members -- not that he identifies them as such, of course.

Klein tries to confuse the issue by stating that "[Ehud] Olmert's Kadima party is held together by alliances with the leftist Labor, religious Shas and Russian Yisroel Beitenu [sic] parties." But Klein doesn't quote anyone from Labor. The "religious" Shas party is arguably conservative since it primarily represents ultra-orthodox Jews. Yisrael Beiteinu is a right-wing party.

Klein quotes the following Knesset members bashing Olmert:

  • Zevulun Orlev, chairman of the right-wing National Union party. 
  • Eli Yishai, head of the Shas party.
  • Benny Elon of the National Union party.

So Klein's version of the Israeli political spectrum is conservative to ... more conservative. We've previously noted Klein's extreme aversion to using the word "conservative" to describe conservatives.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:39 AM EST

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