Caroline Glick speaks at The Jerusalem Post Annual Conference, April 29, 2018.
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
Longtime Jerusalem Post columnist Caroline Glick is running on Hayemin Hehadash’s list in the April elections, she announced on Wednesday.
“Caroline is a relentless Zionist fighter,” party co-chairman Naftali Bennett said. “With her, we are building today the dream team of the Israeli Right in order to expand the right-wing block – so that Israel can be triumphant again.”
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, the party’s other leader, called Glick “a courageous fighter symbolizing the real, pure, conservative Right. She will be a great addition to the Knesset from our side.”
Glick expressed excitement in joining Hayemin Hehadash, and would “join forces with people entirely committed to Zionism and love of Israel.
“Together we will work to protect Israel, to increase its security and to enact truly right-wing policies,” Glick stated. “This is an emotional day for me. I call on all those whose hearts beat with a Zionist spirit, secular and religious, to join us. This is your home.”Bennett and Shaked founded Hayemin Hehadash this week
, breaking off from Bayit Yehudi. The party is meant to be solidly right-wing, with a mix of religious, secular and traditional candidates.
Glick has been a columnist for the Post since 2002, and in recent years began writing for Maariv and American far-right website Breitbart.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu considered Glick to be one of his appointees to the Likud list in 2015, but decided against it because, Likud sources say, she harshly criticized him in some of her columns.
Meretz came out against Glick, saying “Hayemin Hehadash [the New Right] proved that it is the same old, inciting Right. She who leads wild incitement on social media and on every other stage joins he who tried to destroy secularism and she who tried to destroy the judiciary.”
Also on Wednesday, the National Union, a party that ran with Bayit Yehudi in the last Knesset, began a negative campaign against Bennett and Shaked. The party called the ministers’ political maneuver a “dangerous turn” that divided religious Zionists and the Right “for petty politics and personal promotion.”
The party released a video with the announcement to introduce Glick to the Israeli public.
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