Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sons and Daughters

This most recent election campaign hghlighted children of famous leaders and, at times, the children highlighted their fathers:

In a jab at Foreign Minister and Kadima leader Tzipi Livni, [Benny] Begin mentioned his late father: "When we were kids, they taught us that you don't involve parents [in an argument], but I nevertheless decided to say this: When we made peace with Egypt, Menachem Begin taught us that when you need to return territory for peace you do so under certain conditions. But this same Menachem Begin also continued to enforce Israeli law and sovereignty in the Golan Heights... both decisions had wide public acceptance," he said.

Begin was referring to the frequent mention of former MK Eitan Livni, Livni's father, in Kadima's televised campaign.

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