Joint Arab List pushing Hebrew campaign despite low hope for votes

February 25, 2015 11:16

The Joint List continues to expend great effort on its Hebrew campaign strategy, despite its calculation that most of its votes will come from the Arab sector.

Reut Mor, the Joint List and Hadash Party spokeswoman in Hebrew, told The Jerusalem Post on Monday that the mostly Arab candidates in the Joint List had decided from the beginning to reach out and speak in a new way, trying to appeal to all sectors of society.

Asked what goals the Joint List has for getting Jewish votes, Mor responded that, in the last election, she estimates that Hadash alone attracted fewer than 10,000 Jewish votes. The goal in this election is to at least retain these voters and perhaps even increase their numbers, she said.

At first, some of the traditional Jewish Hadash voters were “alarmed” by the Joint List’s component Arab parties, “but after a while I think they heard the messaging and I feel that the fear has been resolved.”

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