Israel Hayom is now reporting that Zehut will receive four Knesset seats (see photo right). We have been saying all along that we will easily get past the voting threshold. It is nice that a major newspaper has broken through the barrier and is now including Zehut in its polls. Other papers will surely follow suit.
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“It’s worth my while,” I answered the journalists who asked me last week on the day of Zehut’s open primaries why I am allowing people who have not committed to vote for Zehut to rank our candidates for the Knesset.
“It’s worth my while because Zehut’s platform and vision are directed at every Israeli, not just at a particular sector or ideological niche. With this method, I will get excellent candidates, a paramount, high-quality team that most represents Israeli society.”
And that is exactly what happened. The primaries gave us a dream team. In first place came economist Gilad Alper – our candidate for Finance Minister – the man who will ensure a truly free market that will channel the country’s abundance to all of Israel’s citizens.
In second place came Dr. Ronit Dror, a courageous sociologist and a woman with rich social experience. She will help safeguard the family in Israel and will fight the battle of fathers, mothers, and children in the face of Israel’s juggernaut mechanisms of dismantlement.
In third place came attorney Libby Molad, Zehut’s candidate for Education Minister. Libby is the woman who has been fighting all her life for the voucher method in schooling and the restoration of responsibility for children’s education from the state to the parents.
In fourth place came Dr. Rafi Minnes, a physics lecturer, father of nine, a man of social involvement and an avid activist in the liberal movement.
In fifth place came Albert Levi, a Zionist and distinguished intellectual, an international businessman, environmental activist and an authentic representative of new olim to Israel.
Joining the list will be Rabbi Haim Amsalem and his movement, who bring a healthy and refreshing spirit of Judaism that is embracing and connected to the entire nation. Below are the complete results:
- Gilad Alper
- Dr. Ronit Dror
- Libby Molad
- Dr. Refael Minnes
- Albert Levi
- Shlomo Gordon
- Arkadi Motor
- Rabbi Dudi Spitz
- Asya Entov
- Dr. Nitza Kahane
- Hagai Greentzeig
- Tova Even Chen
- Hagai Ben Ami
- Nadav Halamish
- Alex Elman
Zehut’s team comprises people from all walks of Israeli society. The fact that two women are among the top five candidates is something our party and Israeli society can be proud of.