Trying to force a coalition with smaller parties the Labour and Likud each continue to battle for superiority. A former broadcaster was elected by the Labour party and increased in the polls from fourth to second place. This causes concerns in Baltimore because of the large Jewish population that is eagerly awaiting to see what becomes of the Labour party’s candidate. Historically the military is concerned because with a new party leader they will have to be on their guard in reference to new policies that would affect them, and the increased threat of terrorist action. Presenting an alternative to the Likud party Shelly Yachimovich is just six years in politics. At the expense of the Kadima (opposition party) comes the rise of the labour party. Ms. Yachimovich commented that ” Mr. Tzipi Livni (former foreign minister) speaks in the same capitalist neoliberal language as Binyamin Netanyahu – prime minister and Likud’s party leader”. Her claims of representing hundreds of thousands of Israel’s demonstrating in the streets during the summer for; 1) affordable housing, 2) free nursery schools, and 3) fairer taxes, Ms. Yachimovich was recognized in the Knesset (Israel’s parliament) by campaigning against monopolies and cartels (trustbuster – see Teddy Roosevelt), resulting in the governments privatization. Changing Labour’s DNA by the infusion of younger blood into it’s sclerotic arteries is the comment of the day. Speaking out against a government appointed committee (rejected many demonstrators demands) was Ms. Livni who was visiting a protest encampment in the north of Israel on September 27. A passing media interest led to Labour’s strong showing led to Ms. Livni’s about Ms. Yachimovich Shaul Mofaz (former army chief of staff and one time defense minister), who challenged the leadership of Kadima with accusations of her pulling Kadima too far to the left. Shaking up the political landscape is the quiet return of Arye Deri – who sat out because of his imprisonment for bribery. With him being a former Orthodox Sephardic Shas party member, however a moderate in Palestine, he is popular among the orthodox and partly admired in parts of the secular media. Mr Netanyahu is enjoying a rise in approval ratings for his recent populist speech at the U.N. General Assembly, critizing the Palestinians bid for statehood. The standing in the polls show his coalition party ahead of the Kadima, and other combined doveish parties. Baltimore and the world community thru it’s Jewish citizenry has an indirect voice in these polls, thereby being able to force a shift in momentum. Historically the military favors majority and world view opinion.