web analytics
May 5, 2015 / 16 Iyar, 5775
At a Glance
Special Features
Sponsored Post


INFLUENCE BEGINS AT HOME

Jewish Home Primaries Today, Vote for the Anglo

Jeremy Gimpel's message represents the selfless Zionist commitment of the English-speaking community in Israel in the political sphere.
Jeremy Gimpel

Jeremy Gimpel

Gimpel and Abramowitz  saw the opening and ran a great campaign, registering many people to the party. They, predictably, dropped one person from the ticket – leaving Jeremy Gimpel.

In the battle for head of the party Gimpel had to choose between Naftali Bennett and Z’vulon Orlev. He and every other candidate had to choose because these two personalities had registered the lion’s share of primary voters and whoever backed them in the race for chairman would receive, in exchange, backing in primaries for the party’s Knesset list.

Gimpel chose Orlev, undoubtedly believing he had registered more people and perhaps because of Bennett’s troubling private comments against the merger with the National Union. Gimpel wanted to back the leader who would unify the national-religious camp.

Apparently, he chose wrong, as Bennett crushed Orlev. Nevertheless, many of those Orlev himself registered may have voted for Bennett. And even if Orlev only registered the under ten thousand that voted for him, that doesn’t mean these ten thousand aren’t a strong enough base to put Gimpel in a realistic spot on the list. And there may be many who voted for Bennett who will vote for Gimpel, perhaps many of the people Gimpel registered, even though he had endorsed Orlev.

In any case, we may be in different parties, but Jeremy Gimpel is representative of the English-speaking community in Israel. His message represents the selfless Zionist commitment of the community in the political sphere.

Perhaps he even represents the naive idealism of the community. Israelis would say our idealism makes us “friierim” (suckers). But Israeli politics is in sore need of such idealism.

My hope is that all Anglos who are members of the Jewish Home should make sure they turn up at the polling station and support Jeremy Gimpel and help him get into the Knesset.

About the Author: Daniel Tauber is a frequent contributor to various prominent publications, including the Jewish Press, Arutz Sheva, Americanthinker.com, the Jerusalem Post and Ha’aretz. Daniel is also an attorney admitted to practice law in Israel and New York and received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. You can follow him on facebook and twitter.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Jewish Home Primaries Today, Vote for the Anglo”

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Chabad of Kathmandu served some 2,000 meals a day to displaced and homeless Nepalese following the earthquake, with help from local and Israeli volunteers led by Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries Rabbi Chezky Lifshitz and his wife Chani.
Israel Issues Travel Warning for Nepal
Latest Special-features Stories
Minister and chair of Bayit Yehudi party, Naftali Bennett.

The primary road block is the position that Bayit Yehudi party head Naftali Bennett will receive.

Baruch Marzel.

Marzel not sorry Yachad party’s loss cost Bayit Yehudi seats in Knesset. Bennett accuses Netanyahu of thinking he is a sucker.

Yoav Horowitz

Who is Horowitz? He’s Netanyahu’s eyes and ears. He’s very close to him, literally his personal representative everywhere…

This is a chart of the rocket and missile arsenal that initiated Israel's counter terror Operation Protective Edge, and was used by Hamas and allied terrorists -- and was fired from site deep within the Gaza civilian population against Israel's families, in the thousands, for 50 days. At least 11 cease-fires were broken by Hamas.

in a new report, Amnesty International charges “Gaza armed groups’ with war crimes in last summer’s Operation Protective Edge.

If there are no surprises, Netanyahu is expected to form a coalition, after some tough negotiations, with the Likud, Bayit Yehudi, Kulanu, Yisrael Beytenu, UTJ and Shas.

One wonders how many Prime Ministers Herzog envisions sitting in that one chair at the same time.

Netanyahu is expected to have 61 recommendations in his favor.

There’s much disappointment within Yesh Atid as they head into the oppositions.

Final voter counts are in, if Yachad doesn’t petition the courts over voter fraud…

“The truth is it’s surprising to us as well, but it turns out each one of us voted their hearts.”

The anti-Bibi campaign’s quiet change in tax status both came too late and constitutes an admission of wrongdoing.

If the media hadn’t been so eager to oust Netanyahu, voter apathy could have made that happen.

Netanyahu said he wants to have a government formed within the next 2 to 3 weeks.

The overwhelming electoral victory by the Likud was nothing less than a revolution, and an absolutely clear mandate from the people.

At 50% of the votes counted, the Likud pulls way ahead… but what will the remaining 50% do?

A very happy PM Netanyahu declared victory at the Likud victory party.

More Articles from Daniel Tauber
JStreet crowd

Congratulations, JStreet, you won before you even started! Perhaps you can save your breath, energy and George Soros’ and god knows who else’s money and go home.

drunk UN

A US diplomat proposed that UN negotiating rooms be ‘inebriation-free zones.’

In the version of events provided by Argo, it wasn’t radical Islamists who stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran, but the Iranian people as a whole.

Not exactly what Jewish Home voters thought they would get on election day.

The institution of party primaries in Israel needs to be expanded not shrunk, so that the government will be under the supervision of the people from which it derives power and the moral authority to govern.

Ayalon’s new position on the Palestinian statehood doesn’t quite match his prior criticism of the Palestinian’s bid for statehood at the UN.

East Jerusalem has become code for: where Jews shouldn’t be.

Israeli willingness to do whatever it takes to prevent weapons of mass destruction from falling into the wrong hands may be the only thing preventing civil wars or heated rhetoric from becoming mass atrocities.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/jewish-home-primaries-today-vote-for-the-anglo/2012/11/13/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: