April 9, 2019: New Israeli Elections and a New Right-Wing Party

Bennett (left) and Shaked (right), form new right wing party: HaYamin Hahadash

(December 30, 2018 / KDJ)


What do the people want?

The Israeli government is calling for election in early April of this coming year.  This announcement was made after the government called to disband, unanimously, December 24, 2018.

What about Netanyahu?  What will be his fate in the political arena?

Let’s be honest.  The guy has scandals out the tuchus but he really is a modern-day Maccabi in the fight for the Jewish state.  

On one hand, he’s a true David in his battle against the evil agencies who hope for Israel’s demise, as well as their anti-Semitism.  His role in creating diplomatic relations with foreign Arab states remains one of his most crucial attributes as a leader in the fight for Israel’s legitimacy amongst her Arab neighbours.

Prime Minister Netanyahu should also be credited for an admirable leadership, exposing oppression in Iran (see: water crisis) and combating terrorist entities in the Levant: ISIS, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Fatah, and Hezbollah.

But on the other hand, Netanyahu has a history of using the taxpayer’s money for extravagant personal gifts, rumours against him that he is corrupt, accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts, and lastly, though this has nothing to do with what many perceive as unsatisfactory domestic treatment; the PM’s wife and son, of recent, have had a bad track record with the press which may very poorly affect Netanyahu’s already deteriorating reputation.

The New Right: HaYamin Hahadash

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked as well as Minister of Education and of Diaspora Affairs, Naftali Bennett, announced on Ssaturday, 29 December, 2018, that they would be forming an all new political party on the right.  

This “New Right” party or HaYamin Hahadash in Hebrew, was established in part to offer right-leaning Israelis a new religious and non-religious Zionist platform, as well as to unite the Jewish Home-National Union parties after the 21st Knesset elections.

As one coalition, HaYamin Hahadash will look to acquire votes from the secular right-leaning public, while Jewish Home-National Union will seek the votes from the more religious Zionists.

“We have great appreciation for Netanyahu’s contribution of many years to the state of Israel, but the entire national camp cannot be held hostage to one personality. With Hayamin Hahadash, Israel will is becoming victorious again.” Bennett stated.

New Polls

Bennett and Shaked are pitted against the current Prime Minister, Bibi Netanyahu, and only time will tell how the public votes, although, according to new Israeli polls (referenced in Arutz Sheva / Israel National News, 30 December, 2018) the Jewish Home appears to lose seats, while the New Right will take approximately 14 seats.

The Direct Polls survey reveals that Netanyahu’s Likud party would still maintain the majority of seats but still lose approximately five seats, to 25, should the elections be held today.  Hosen L’Yisrael (Resilience for Israel), founded by former Israeli Defense Forces Chief of Staff, Benny Gantz, was observed to be the second most voted party with 15 seats.

As far as the polls are concerned, it looks like Prime Minister Netanyahu will be re-elected to lead the Jewish State.