Southern Likud activists released lists of recommended
candidates in light of Operation Pillar of Defense and the security situation in
The "Your Path-Our Path” group put out one of the many lists of recommended
primary candidates disseminated in recent days, this time based on a poll of
party members in the area.
Southern Likud members support Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya’alon, Home
Front Defense Minister Avi Dichter, who moved to Likud from Kadima, Vice Premier
Silvan Shalom, Deputy Minister Gila Gamliel, and MKs Ofir Akunis, Danny Danon,
Carmel Shama-Hacohen and Aleli Admasu, as well as several newcomers: Gabi
Avital, Tzipi Gordin and Shimon Sarel.
Nearly every list of recommended candidates released last week included
Many Likud activists believe and hope that Ya’alon, a former IDF
chief of staff, will replace Defense Minister Ehud Barak in the next Knesset if
he gets a high slot on the party’s list.