Last remaining seats to the Jpost 2017 Annual Conference! Get your special offer now

Sheetrit tells 'JPost' he will return honor to presidency after dirty race

June 10, 2014 13:44

Presidential hopeful says he will focus on educational and social problems if elected president.

Meir Sheetrit

Meir Sheetrit. (photo credit:Miiam Alster)

Video: Suricata productions

Hatnua MK Meir Sheetrit told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday that if elected president in Tuesday's second round run-off vote he will do everything in his power to return respect to the office after a scandal-ridden race which he described as "a big sorrow."

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

" I've been in the Knesset since 1981 and was involved in the presidential elections a few times. It's never even come close to this situation which is just, in my opinion, hurting the honor of the presidency," Sheeetrit told the Post.

"I will do everything possible to rehabilitate the honor of the presidency and to make it much more honorable, much more connected to people," he added.

Sheetrit said that as president he would seek to highlight Israel's social and educational problems which he sees as the biggest threat to the state.

"I'm not afraid of the Arabs or our enemies, I believe that we have a very strong army and we can protect ourselves very well. I'm afraid of the internal problems.," he said.

Sheetrit received 31 votes in the first round of voting on Tuesday and was set to face Likud MK Reuven Rivlin in the second round.

Relevant to your professional network? Please share on Linkedin

  • hatnua
  • president
  • israeli presidential election
  • Share this article via
    from around the web
    Related Content
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
    August 31, 2014
    Prime minister to Channel 1: I’ll be running again in next election

    By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN

    Top Stories
    Israel Weather
    • 15 - 29
      Beer Sheva
      16 - 24
      Tel Aviv - Yafo
    • 17 - 28
      15 - 22
    • 20 - 35
      19 - 33