Meet the Candidate: Lisa Liel
I am 54 years old, and I live in Talpiot with my partner (55) and our daughter (17). I work as a computer programmer. I grew up in a Conservative home, and became Orthodox while at college. I am an Objectivist (adherant of the philosophy of Ayn Rand), and strive to implement that philosophy in my life. I have done (and continue to do) research in the history of Israel during biblical times (Bronze and Iron Ages).
Zehut is not merely a political party, but rather an ideological movement. Every action it takes will be based on "will this bring us closer to our goals?" and not "will this help me keep my seat?"
The ideology of Zehut is not limited to one or two areas, but is comprehensive, dealing with all areas of life in Israel. All from the perspective of the Jewishness of the state and the liberty of the citizen.
What do you bring with you to Zehut?
I am a problem solver by trade. I bring with me the ability to design laws and processes in a way which will prevent unintended (and undesired) consequences. I have rhetorical skills, particularly in English, and I will be able to present our positions to the world better than the state currently does.
What are the main issues upon which you will focus?
In no particular order:
* Release of lands now under state ownership to the public. * Monetary reform, including preventing legalized counterfeiting by the banks (partial reserves) and freeing the interest rate so that it can find its natural level in the market. * Requiring that every law (other than Basic Laws) include an expiration date, not to exceed 20 years. * Finally ending the state of war we are in, by means of defeating our enemies and extending full Israeli sovereignty over all areas of the Land of Israel under our control.
How will you attract voters to Zehut?
By presenting our logical and just ideas in a way that makes them easy to understand. We all want solutions, but most of the nation has long since given up hope of finding them. But a seed of hope is still there, inside each of us, and we can awaken it if we present our ideas properly.
Why should we vote for you?
Because I have the ability to think outside the box, and to explain complex concepts efficiently and in a way that is readily understandable by the listener. I can convince Israelis to vote for the Zehut Party in the next elections.
January 24, 2002 Peace, as opposed to Peace http://www.ornery.org/essays/2002-01-24-1.html
March 9, 2009 Israel and Amalek https://www.facebook.com/notes/lisa-liel/israel-and-amalek/70177804752/
October 29, 2010 What did Isaiah have to say about making peace with terrorists? https://www.facebook.com/notes/lisa-liel/what-did-isaiah-have-to-say-about-making-peace-with-terrorists/461645764752/
December 21, 2011 Understanding the Muslim World https://www.facebook.com/notes/lisa-liel/understanding-the-muslim-world/10150453291604753/
September 23, 2012 Why we need government, and what its limits are https://www.facebook.com/notes/lisa-liel/why-we-need-government-and-what-its-limits-are/10151098848069753/
September 24, 2012 Taxation for Social Programs and the Illusion of Choice https://www.facebook.com/notes/lisa-liel/taxation-for-social-programs-and-the-illusion-of-choice/10151100290709753/
December 16, 2012 What are "Rights"? https://www.facebook.com/notes/lisa-liel/what-are-rights/10151217740589753/
July 16, 2014 Muslim Rules of Acquisition https://www.facebook.com/notes/lisa-liel/muslim-rules-of-acquisition/10152345657714753/
July 20, 2014 A Tale of Two Insanities https://www.facebook.com/notes/lisa-liel/a-tale-of-two-insanities/10152353575639753/
July 22, 2014 What the enemy thinks https://www.facebook.com/notes/lisa-liel/what-the-enemy-thinks/10152358439659753/
July 22, 2014 Taking control of the terms of discussion http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/taking-control-of-the-terms-of-discussion/
August 6, 2014 A brief history of Israel and the Arabs https://www.facebook.com/notes/lisa-liel/a-brief-history-of-israel-and-the-arabs/10152387288569753/
August 21, 2014 Why won’t Islamists make peace? http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/why-wont-islamists-make-peace/
January 13, 2015 Moshe Feiglin and the Failure of the Likud http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/moshe-feiglin-and-the-failure-of-the-likud/
September 10, 2015 A case study in yellow journalism https://www.facebook.com/notes/lisa-liel/a-case-study-in-yellow-journalism/10153297068009753/
October 13, 2015 Keep your eye on the prize https://www.facebook.com/notes/lisa-liel/keep-your-eye-on-the-prize/10153359751039753/
October 13, 2015 What would you do? http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/what-would-you-do-2/
October 18, 2015 It's time to take back the Temple Mount https://www.facebook.com/notes/lisa-liel/its-time-to-take-back-the-temple-mount/10153367869149753/
December 13, 2015 Flattery vs. Truth http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/flattery-vs-truth/
December 30, 2015 Rabin and Duma https://www.facebook.com/notes/lisa-liel/rabin-and-duma/10153495843634753/
July 1, 2016 Incitement? Or inaction? https://www.facebook.com/notes/lisa-liel/incitement-or-inaction/10153927482454753/
January 5, 2017 Arguing with the logically impaired https://www.facebook.com/notes/lisa-liel/arguing-with-the-logically-impaired/10154458639419753/
January 31, 2017 How to deal with aggressors – a story from real life http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/how-to-deal-with-aggressors-a-story-from-real-life/
February 8, 2017 https://www.facebook.com/notes/lisa-liel/zehut-a-jewish-israeli-party/10154556219174753/ Zehut: A Jewish Israeli Party
March 12, 2017 A lesson from the Megillah http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/a-lesson-from-the-megillah/
March 14, 2017 The Zehut Party – Something New Under the Sun http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-zehut-party-something-new-under-the-sun/
March 22, 2017 Chicago, Antisemitism, and Ceding the Narrative http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/chicago-antisemitism-and-ceding-the-narrative/
July 3, 2017 Reality Check http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/reality-check/
July 25, 2017 Time for a change http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/time-for-a-change/
August 11, 2017
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