Yoaz Hendel on his former boss Benjamin Netanyahu: His weaknesses overcame his abilities and made him a prime minister who is no longer good. .
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
Blue and White has spent the last few weeks reaching out to the Anglo community in Israel. On Tuesday, party chairman Benny Gantz held an English-speaking event in Tel Aviv, and on Thursday he gave an exclusive interview to The Jerusalem Post.
“We are the natural home for voters who lean right as well as religious Zionists who are fed up with the corruption in the current government,” said Yoaz Hendel, number 9 on the Blue and White List.
Hendel has held a number of parlor meetings with Anglos in Jerusalem, as well as in Beit Shemesh. “They are committed voters and many of them seem ready to shift their votes,” he said.
In the meantime, the New Right is entering the final phase of its election campaign. Education Minister Naftali Bennett will spend this Shabbat in Jerusalem, speaking at a number of synagogues throughout the city and holding two English-language events, including one at Shir Hadash synagogue on Emek Refaim Street on Saturday afternoon.
Bennett and party co-chairwoman Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked put an early emphasis on the Anglo vote, recruiting former Jerusalem Post columnist Caroline Glick to their list. Based on the latest polls though, it remains unclear if Glick will make it into the Knesset. She is in the 6th spot on the party’s list and according to some of the polls, New Right will get only five seats in the upcoming Knesset.
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