Adina Bar-Shalom endorses Kulanu

Bar-Shalom’s support had been sought by many parties. She tried to run at the head of the new Achi Israeli party but ended up deciding to sit the race out.

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March 28, 2019 16:08
Achi Israeli party leaders Adina Bar-Shalom and Gideon Sheffer at a party event, December 2018

Achi Israeli party leaders Adina Bar-Shalom and Gideon Sheffer at a party event, December 2018. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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Haredi Women’s College founder Adina Bar-Shalom endorsed Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon’s Kulanu party on Thursday, giving a boost to the party, which has been teetering on the electoral threshold.

Bar-Shalom’s support had been sought by many parties. She tried to run at the head of the new Achi Israeli party but ended up deciding to sit the race out.

“This is only support for this election and not a political merger,” Bar-Shalom stressed. “Because Achi Israeli is not running, I decided to express support support for a party that advances socioeconomic issues and tolerance.”

Bar-Shalom said Kahlon has been “the most socioeconomic minister Israel has ever” and “is committed to building bridges between the secular, religious and haredim (ultra-Orthodox) and between the Center and the periphery.”


When asked on Army Radio why she did not endose Shas, the party of her father, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, she said the party did not help anyone on socioeconomic issues.

Shas leader Arye Deri responded by criticizing Bar-Shalom’s leadership of the Haredi Women’s College, which closed, and supporting anti-religious policies.

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