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An Ambushed Bennett Shoots Back and Scores

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

During the Q&A session of an election panel discussion at the Ono Academic College, Naftali Bennett, head of the Bayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home) party, was ambushed by the head of the college’s Student Union, who demanded that Bennett sign a statement that he [Bennett] would not refuse orders to expel Jews from their homes.

Bennett had set off a storm when he answered on Nissim Mishal’s show that he would be personally incapable of following an order to uproot a Jew, or an Arab, from their home. Following that statement, and the subsequent attacks from the Likud party, Bennett’s party spiked upwards in the polls.

At first Bennett tried to sidestep the ambush a number of times, including answering that the whole question is hypothetical.

But holding the paper in hand, which he demanded Bennett sign, the Student Union head refused to back down, at which point Bennett got up and said, “I will not be pressured or threatened.”

Bennett walked out of the panel, but not before taking one final parting shot when he announced, “Every single Israeli party must sign a statement that they won’t expel Jews from their homes.”

And upon hearing that, the audience broke out in loud applause.

Can we say “Kol HaKavod”?

Bennett Questions If Bibi is Planning Another Expulsion (+ Videos)

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Following harsh criticism from both the Likud and the Left, Naftali Bennett, head of the Bayit Hayehudi party, went on offensive against the attacks on his statements regarding his personal inability to expel Jews from their homes in the case of another “Disengagement”.

Bennett said that he is not calling on soldiers to refuse orders, which he also clearly said in his original remarks.

He said that, as a soldier, he personally would be incapable of fulfilling an order to uproot a Jewish settlement or an Arab village.

On Channel 10, Bennett then went on the offensive against the Likud and Netanyahu.

Bennett said that the fact that the question even arises on election eve as to whether or not the Likud would have soldiers, once again, expel Jews from their homes, says it all. And the Likud would do it, he claims.

In response to Netanyahu’s statement, “Whoever refuses orders to remove settlements will not be in my government,” Bennett responded, “Mr. Prime Minister, is the reason you said that because you are planning on removing settlements in your next administration?”

A number of Likud ministers and MKs have attacked Bennett, but with the exception of Moshe Feiglin, none have yet said they would not expel Jews if given the order to do so.

The Likud sees HaBayit HaYehudi as their biggest threat in the upcoming elections.

It’s easy to see why.

 

The original interview:

Saturday night’s followup:

Moshe Feiglin on Bennett and refusing orders:

Party Registration Closed, and the Pollsters are Busy

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Registration for running in the upcoming Knesset elections officially closed on Thursday, and for the first time we actually know who is running – and where.

34 parties are running.

Among those who elected to not run are Ehud Barak’s Atzmaut (Independence) party, the Green party, and the Eretz Yisrael Shelanu party.

The first poll to be released after registration was closed was run by Dialog.

The results of their poll is as follows:

Likud-Beytenu: 37
Labor: 20
Bayit Yehudi: 11
Shas: 10
Hatnua: 9
Yesh Atid: 7
Yahudut HaTorah: 6
Raam-Tal: 5
Meretz: 4
Am Shalem: 3
Hadash: 3
Balad: 3
Kadima: 2

The Dialog poll did not give any seats to Ben-Ari and Eldad’s Otzma L’Yisrael party.

The Manu Geva poll, on the other hand, as reported on Channel 2, gave Otmza L’Yisrael 3 seats.

Latest Israel Election Polls

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

The following poll result were reported on the Knesset TV Channel, after the Cease Fire announcement:

  • Likud: 33
  • Labor: 24
  • Bayit Yehudi:  13
  • Yesh Atid:  11
  • Shas: 10
  • Yahadut HaTorah:  6
  • Meretz:  6
  • Otzma LYisrael:  4 (Michael Ben-Ari and Aryeh Eldad)
  • Am Shalem: 3
  • Balad:  3

Atzmaut (Ehud Barak), and Kadima (Shaul Mofaz) don’t pass the minimum level of votes to get any seats.

Likud has dropped since before the Gaza operation, when they were between 40-43 seats.

MK Uri Ariel: ‘Today begins the Knitted-Kipa Revolution’

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Chairman of the Knesset State Comptroller’s Committee MK Uri Ariel welcomes the new Bayit Yehudi list for Knesset: “I congratulate the contenders and those who were chosen in the Bayit Yehudi party. Now we are geared toward unifying the ranks and returning the National Orthodox camp to its historic influential position on the political map. Today begins the Knitted-Kipa Revolution.”

National Union Reaction to New “Israel Strength” Party

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

The National Union (HaIchud HaLeumi)’s reaction to Eldad and Ben-Ari’s announcement: “The Israeli political left-wing is elated at the news that our partners are splitting away and setting up a new party, because it means that tens of thousands of right-wing votes will be wasted, and that we have returned to the type of politics that brought about the Oslo Accords. We have always promoted unity in the National and National-Orthodox camps and we are sorry that our partners, who oppose running together with the Bayit Yehudi in the upcoming elections, have not learned the lessons of the past, which brought us the ‘victims of peace’. ”

Naftali Bennett Wins Bayit Yehudi Vote, Orlev Quits Politics

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Businessman and former Sayeret Matkal (Special Forces) officer Naftali Bennett parachuted his way into the top position of the Bayit Yehudi (“Jewish Home”) party on Tuesday, at the first of two Primary votes. The second vote will be for the party list.

The next challenge that Bennett has in front of him will be to integrate all of the Ichud Leumi party members into the party, so that they will run as one large list.

The Bayit Yehudi party represents the Religious-Zionist sector.

3:46 AM  (Wednesday – Israel Time) Naftali Bennett is the winner of the Bayit Yehudi primaries, with 67% of the vote, and Orlev with 32%. A small number of votes are left to be counted on Wednesday. Final results will be officially announced by the party at 10:00 AM.

12:03 AM (Wednesday) Zevulun Orlev has announced his retirement from politics. Bennett is the new head of the Bayit Yehudi party.

11:35 PM With 40% of the votes counted, Bennet has 9429 votes, and Orlev has 3829 votes.

The ballot count is currently in progress in the primary race between Naftali Bennett and Zevulun Orlev for the head of the Bayit Yehudi party.

The count so far indicates that Bennett  is leading with some 70% of the votes.

There are reports that Bennett plans to announce his victory at midnight.

 

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