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Likud-Beytenu to play hardball with settlers if they donít vote for the list, report says
The Times of Israel ^ | 1/11/2013 | Elie Leshem

Posted on 01/11/2013 9:34:58 AM PST by Former Fetus

Support for Naftali Bennett’s ascendant right-wing Jewish Home party comes largely at the expense of the Likud-Yisrael Beytenu list and its leader, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — and nowhere is this more pronounced than among the largely Orthodox settler population. Reportedly, the trend has prompted Likud to “play rough” and convey the message that if these Israelis fail to vote for Likud-Beytenu in January 22′s election, the consequences for the entire settler movement could be grave.

The emphasis of the ruling party’s new approach is on the many settlers who enlisted as Likud members so they could participate in the party primaries and vote for hard-line members on the Likud Knesset slate, even though they have no intention of voting for the party in the elections, Maariv reported on Friday.

“In the previous elections [in 2009], trends pointed at the infuriating phenomenon of residents of Judea and Samaria enlisting as party members but then not voting for [Likud] in the elections,” sources in the party were quoted as saying. “The accusation was that they were taking over the party, even though they aren’t really supporters.”

(Excerpt) Read more at timesofisrael.com ...


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: elections; israel; likud; settlers
It sounds as if the settlers are being accused of starting their own "operation chaos". Opinions, anyone?
1 posted on 01/11/2013 9:35:03 AM PST by Former Fetus
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To: Former Fetus

“Lose-lose” for Likud?

“We are with you, and we promise to fight for Yesha if you vote for us!”

((we promise to give away Yesha if you don’t)


2 posted on 01/11/2013 10:00:19 AM PST by Yehuda (If you were to choose between an armed teacher, or a class full of dead students, which would you)
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To: Former Fetus

It’s not really anything like ‘Operation Chaos’. It’s more like conservatives in the US registering Republican in hopes that Republicans officeholders will act like conservatives. When officeholders scheme to go left (like Netanyahu has), supporters naturally reserve the right to vote for those more in accord with their views.


3 posted on 01/11/2013 12:05:53 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Former Fetus.
"In the previous elections [in 2009], trends pointed at the infuriating phenomenon of residents of Judea and Samaria enlisting as party members but then not voting for [Likud] in the elections... The accusation was that they were taking over the party, even though they aren’t really supporters."

4 posted on 01/11/2013 5:32:06 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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