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‘Jewish Home’ MK Accused of Buying Votes

“Old guard” MK Slomiansky surprised the Jewish Home party by being voted number two MK in party primaries. Bennett was suspicious, and a detective’s work may explain how he did it. Just buy votes.
MK Nissan Slomiansky praying at Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem.

MK Nissan Slomiansky praying at Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem.
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Police are investigating suspicions that veteran national religious Knesset Member Nissan Slomiansky bought thousands of votes in the Jewish Home party primaries last November, enabling him to win the second most votes of any candidate.

Police are examining the information to determine whether to open a criminal investigation, which could torpedo Slomiansky’s chances of being appointed to a Cabinet position. Bennett is known to prefer Ori Orbach for minister.

Even Zevulun Orlev, the eternal Mafdal MK and one of the craftiest of politicians, lost out to Naftali Bennett in the race for party leader. In the primaries, Slomiansky won more than half of all the votes cast in the primaries although chairman Naftali Bennett did not back him.

Bennett was suspicious of the Slomiansky’s huge victory and hired a private detective, who taped a conversation in which voting contractor Avichai Amrusi bragged that that during the party’s membership campaign, Slomiansky paid out more than $30,000. He said some of the cash was stuffed in cigarette packets.

However, Amrusi has denied making the statements and has changed his version, while Slomiansky vehemently rejects any involvement in illegal vote-buying. He told Channel 2, which broke the story, “Rumors that I bought votes in the primaries are a hallucination. I have been in politics for 21 years, including nine years in the Knesset, and have never been accused of anything wrong. Even the person spreading the rumors denies them.”

He explained that the campaign against him is to keep him from being appointed to a Cabinet position, assuming the Jewish Home party joins the coalition.

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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