Jpost's Caroline Glick not chosen for Likud list

Glick was among several candidates Netanyahu was considering for two slots reserved for candidates of the prime minister's choosing.

January 28, 2015 09:57
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Jerusalem Post columnist Caroline Glick. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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Jerusalem Post senior contributing editor Caroline Glick will not be on the Likud list for Knesset, party sources said Wednesday.

Glick was among several candidates Netanyahu was considering for two slots reserved for candidates of the prime minister's choosing.

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"The decision was never about me," Glick said. "It was about the prime minister trying to put together a list he thinks will create the widest possible support for the Likud in the election."

Glick praised Netanyahu and called him the best leader Israel has to face its current challenges.

The Likud list must be submitted to the central elections committee by 10 p.m. Thursday night.

On January 24, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's associates said he was considering offering Caroline Glick a slot reserved for a candidate of his choosing on the Likud candidates list. It followed his January 7 appeal to the public, via Facebook, to suggest candidates for the 11th and 23rd spots on the Likud candidates list.

Among the names suggested were Glick, former Bank of Israel governor Stanley Fisher, Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky, economist Shlomo Ma’oz, journalists Roni Daniel and Ben-Dror Yemini, television personality Avri Gilad, former Maccabi Tel Aviv star Tal Brody, former Shas MK Haim Amsalem and Shurat Hadin – Israel Law Center Executive Director Nitzana Darshan-Leitner.

Glick is a former adviser to Netanyahu and has maintained a positive relationship with him, even though she has criticized him at times, including after a deal in which more than 1,000 terrorists were exchanged for kidnapped soldier Gilad Schalit, which she called “immoral, irresponsible and stupid.”

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