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January 25, 2015 / 5 Shevat, 5775
 
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Caroline Glick to be Offered Likud Spot

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

PM Benjamin Netanyahu will reportedly be offering the reserved spot for women on the Likud list, position #11, to Caroline Glick, according to an Israel Channel 10 report.

If it proves to be true, that’s awesome.

If she says “yes”, even more so.

Glick told The Jerusalem Post, “I have not been offered anything in a formal manner but I am flattered to hear I’m under serious consideration.”

Arabs Hate the Zionist Camp

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Yitzchak Herzog and Tzipi Livni can’t catch a break.

The two thought they were being smart when they decided to change the name of the Labor party to “The Zionist Camp”, but Bayit Yehudi candidate Ronen Shoval filed an appeal on Thursday with the judge of Central Elections Committee claiming the party is misleading the public with false claims, and the evidence he brought were the anti/post-Zionist statements of the former Labor party’s own top candidates.

But that’s minor compared to the internal problems the Zionist Camp faces.

JewishPress.com reported that the former Labor party wasn’t using their new name in their Arab advertising, but apparently that’s not enough for the Labor party’s Arab members.

The Arab members of Labor gave Herzog an ultimatum on Saturday.

They told Herzog that all of the former Labor party’s Arabs will vote for another party if the name is not changed immediately from the Zionist Camp.

Knesset Member Raleb Majadla, the Arab sector’s representative in the Labor party said, “We support the Labor party, not the Zionist Camp.”

He added they will tell voters to vote for the Joint Arab List, and will even boycott the former Labor party.

Apparently the Arabs believe that all these years they were voting for Labor, they were not voting for a Zionist party.

Latest Election Polls

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Israel Channel 1 has released its weekend poll.

Likud pulls ahead in this poll. Eli Yishai continues to not pass the electoral threshold. Unbelievably, Shas is actually making a comeback.

Regardless of the minor variations, the fundamentals remain the same, and forming a coalition still remains dependent on the small parties who have refused to declare allegiance to either side.

Likud (Netanyahu): 26

Labor (Herzog / Livni): 24

Bayit Yehudi (Bennett): 15

The Joint (Arab) List: 11

Shas (Deri): 9

Yesh Atid (Lapid): 8

UTJ (Gafni / Litzman): 8

Yisrael Beyteynu (Liberman): 7

Kulanu (Kachlon): 7

Meretz (Gal-On): 5

Arab Parties to Run Together as “The Joint List”

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

The various Arab parties in the Knesset have decided to run together on a joint list, according to Israel Channel 2 News.

The parties were concerned that separately they would not pass the minimal electoral threshold.

A joint Arab list is expected to get 11 seats according to the polls.

The name of the party will be “The Joint List” or in Arabic, Al Kaama Al Mushtraka

The Labor party (“The Zionist Camp”) reportedly talked to Ahmed Tibi at the beginning of the week about joining the coalition with them.

 

 

Herzog-Livni Drafts Potential Defense Minister

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

The merged Labor party, AKA the “Zionist Camp” headed by Yitzchak Herzog and Tzipi Livni, has drafted former military intelligence chief Amos Yadlin to fill its vacuum for a future Defense Minister if it forms the next government.

Israel Radio (Voice of Israel) was quick to promote Yadlin Tuesday morning with soft-glove questions that allowed him to show off his knowledge.

He divulged the astounding opinion that anyone who wants to kill Israelis should be killed first, apparently a revolutionary concept for Israel Radio, which has a blatant leftist agenda even though it is supposed to be non-political.

Bayit Yehudi MK Uri Orbach in Serious Condition

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Uri Orbach, a leading Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) Knesset Member and outgoing Pensioners’ Minister, is in the hospital for recurring  blood disease, but his condition has improved slightly and is now not considered the be life-threatening.

He was hospitalized two weeks ago, and his condition deteriorated over the weekend but improved on Monday.

Now I must devote my time to urgent and important treatment for my health,” Orbach, a former journalist, wrote on Facebook  “At present I must focus immediately on treating my condition to get back to health. Thank you for your prayers on my behalf.”

He asked people not to visit but to pray for a complete and speedy recovery for Uri Shraga ben Penina.

 

Hotovely Wins ‘Realistic Likud’ Spot but Dichter not Giving Up

Monday, January 19th, 2015

The Likud election committee has ruled in favor of Knesset Member Tzipi Hotovely after a recount of votes in the party primaries elections and decided she won the 20th spot on the Likud list of candidates.

The decision means that former Likud MK and Cabinet minister Avi Dichter is bumped back to the 26th place because the spots in between are reserved for sectorial candidates.

Dichter is not expected to surrender so quickly and probably will appeal to the District Court if the Likud does not re-consider and decide in his favor. He claimed that there are strong suspicions of foul play in the counting of the votes.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu still has the option of choosing Dichter to fill one of the reserved places farther up in the list, a move that would prevent another recount and possibly an even more embarrassing situation.

Hotovely said after the Likud elections committee decision, “I congratulate the committee to do justice for the voters and correct the mishaps that occurred during the election process. I have no doubt that most of the defects in the counting of the votes were a result of human error….

“During my appeal, I emphasized that there is no personal quarrel between me and Dichter, and I am sure he also will be a part of the next Knesset.”

Her victory is likely to boost the Liquid’s appeal among right-wing Likud supporters who are drifting towards the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/hotovely-wins-realistic-likud-spot-but-dichter-not-giving-up/2015/01/19/

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