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