Kulanu, Yisrael Beytenu and Gesher fight for their lives

Gesher leader Orly Levy-Abecassis even had to fight a fake Facebook post in her name saying she dropped out of the race.

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April 8, 2019 21:25
Orly Levy-Abecassis at The Jerusalem Post elections conference, April 3rd, 2019

Orly Levy-Abecassis at The Jerusalem Post elections conference, April 3rd, 2019. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

 
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The leaders of the Kulanu, Yisrael Beytenu and Gesher parties spent Monday pleading with their supporters to not abandon them and not allow the parties to fall below the 3.25% electoral threshold, which is expected to be about 150,000 votes.

Gesher leader Orly Levy-Abecassis even had to fight a fake Facebook post in her name saying she dropped out of the race. She denounced the post as fake news and a criminal act and filed a formal complaint with police, the central elections committee and Facebook.

“The parties that distributed these lies have crossed redlines,” Levy-Abecassis said.

Kulanu leader Moshe Kahlon told his supporters that he hoped to remain finance minister under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after the election.


“We worked well with nationalist camp and there is no reason to stop now,” Kahlon said.

Kulanu sent potential supporters text messages warning that if they do not vote for the party, the finance portfolio will be given to Zehut leader Moshe Feiglin.

Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman visited supporters in the North. He will be visiting polling stations in the South and Center of the country on Tuesday.

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