Skip to comments.12th Jewish Home Seat Smashes 'Equality' of Left and Right Blocs (IDF Soldiers' Vote Saves Day)
Posted on 01/24/2013 2:01:49 AM PST by goldstategop
According to the near final results of the votes of soldiers, diplomats, and prisoners that were being tallied Thursday morning, Jewish Home will be awarded a 12th Knesset seat, making it the fourth largest faction in the Israeli parliament. The seat will come at the expense of Arab party Ra'am-Ta'al, which goes down to four seats.
With the twelfth seat, Bayit Yehudi, the representative party of the National Religious sector, matches the sector's historic record number of Knesset seats, achieved in 1977, when the National Religious Party received 12 Knesset seats.
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G-D BLESS THE IDF!
“The twelfth Jewish Home MK is Shuly Muallem, a resident of Gush Etzion and the widow of IDF officer Moshe Muallem, who was killed in a tragic IDF helicopter accident in 1997. Muallem is the deputy chairperson of the IDF Widows and Orphans Organization. Speaking to Arutz Sheva Thursday, Muallem said that ‘it was the votes of the soldiers that got me into the Knesset. As a widow of an IDF officer I pledge to continue my activities on behalf of soldiers, and ensure that all Israeli share in the burden of serving and defending the country.’
Was there an Obama apparatchik who helped direct the anti-Netanyahu campaign; I thought someone like Plouffe had been advising at one time but I forget the details. Also why was our polling so accurate for the November 2012 election, but theirs so far off? The “explanation” that I read, that Netanyahu’s policies were popular but he was not, but that since his victory was assured in the polls, it freed people to vote for someone they really liked, sounds like classic misdirection.
On a very minor note, she said “...and ensure that all Israeli share...”
I wonder if it is common usage in Israel to use “Israeli” instead of “Israelis” as the plural? I can imagine either being technically correct, but the American English preference is for the “-s”.
Her first language is probably Hebrew for one thing. For another, it might just be a typo.
That’s a better percentage than Zero has ever managed.
Did Israel essentially move to the right in this election?
Given all the political parties, it's amazing they move at all. Here's the list of political parties in this last elections:
Am Shalem Chaired by Rabbi Chaim Amsallem
Balad - The National Democratic Assembly
Brit Olam Legeulat Yisrael
Da-am - Workers Party Chaired by Asama Agvaria
Dor Bonei Haaretz Chaired by Efraim Lapid
Green Leaf - Liberal List
HaBayit HaYehudi headed by Naftali Bennett
Hadash - Democratic Front for Peace and Equality
Hatenua Chaired by Tzipi Livni
Israel Labor Party Chaired by Shelly Yachimovich
Kadima Chaired by Shaul Mofaz
Kulanu Haverim - Na Nach
Light Chaired by Yaron Yadan
Likud - Yisrael Beitenu headed by Benyamin Netanyahu
Meretz - Israel's Left
Mitkademet Liberalit Democratit
The Economics Party Chaired by Yulia Shamalov Berkovich
The Green and Young for a Green Future in Israel
United Arab List - Arab Movement for Renewal - Arab Democratic Party
United Torah Judaism
Koach Lehashpia Under the Direction of Rabbi Amnon Yitzhak
We Are Brothers
Yesh Atid Chaired by Yair Lapid