Meretz launched a campaign to attract leftwing voters to their party, using
Facebook and standing in intersections to spread their new slogan: “Your heart
is on the Left.”
“Ahead of Rosh Hashana, the prime minister is trying to
frighten the public on the topic of Iran,” Meretz chairwoman Zehava Gal-On said
on Sunday. “What is truly scary is that our lives are in the hands of people we
According to polls sponsored by Meretz, 18 percent of
voters share opinions with the party’s platform. As such, the membership drive,
which began on Thursday, is meant to “bring people on the Left back home,” party
spokeswoman Hamutal Cohen explained. “Meretz is the Left’s home, where
the true Left belongs today.”
One of the left-wing party’s campaign
fliers and Facebook photos features a picture of Prime Minister Binyamin
Netanyahu under the title “if you are finally sick of him,” followed by their
slogan “your heart is on the Left” and the Meretz logo.
posted on Facebook focus on African migrants and social protests. Meretz plans
to post new fliers highlighting different political issues every few days in the
On Friday, Meretz MKs, local council members and volunteers
stood at 20 traffic intersections throughout the country, from Haifa to Rehovot
and four locations in Tel Aviv, handing out materials on the party’s
According to Cohen, the party’s popularity rose since Gal-On
was elected leader in February, and the online campaign and banners in
intersections have exposed more of the population to Meretz.
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