'Elkin most right-wing MK, Meridor a Trojan Horse'

Pro-settlement NGO Matot Arim ranks politicians from right-wing parties based on their nationalist achievements.

February 10, 2012 02:30
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Likud MK Zeev Elkin

Zeev Elkin 311. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)


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Coalition chairman Ze’ev Elkin (Likud) is the most right-wing member of Knesset, according to pro-settlement NGO Matot Arim.

The organization ranks politicians from right-wing parties biannually, publishing a list of MKs and their nationalist achievements in categories including “nationalist legislation” and “sovereignty and construction,” explaining that the purpose of the report is to keep voters informed of which politicians are serving their causes.

The most recent study, which examined July- December 2011, gave Elkin 47 points for actions such as voicing opposition to a Palestinian state and promoting reforms to the High Court.

Following the coalition chairman were National Union MKs Uri Ariel and Michael Ben-Ari, who tied for second place with 39 points, and Science and Technology Minister Daniel Herschkowitz came in third with 37.

National Union MKs had the highest point average of all the Knesset’s factions, followed by Habayit Hayehudi and the Likud.

Matot Arim commended the MKs for increasing the number of right-wing achievements by one-third since the last report.

The NGO also singled out Intelligence Agencies Minister Dan Meridor as a “Trojan horse in the nationalist camp,” because he did not get any points, and said that he should not be allowed to “invade” the ranks of right-wing parties.

Elkin’s and Meridor’s offices chose not to comment on the report.

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