And justice for all: Party combines social awareness, right-wing views

While Raash never won any Knesset seats in the past, Schlosser said he expected the party's 14 candidates to receive public support.

By BRIANNA AMES
March 1, 2006 23:05
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As part of its ongoing coverage of the smaller parties running in the upcoming national election, The Jerusalem Post spoke with Tzedek Lakol-Raash head Ya'acov Schlosser to find out more about the party's history and platform. Schlosser said the Raash Party was founded approximately 10 years ago. After joining with like-minded organizations in preparation for the March 28 election, Tzedek Lakol (Justice for All) emerged as Israel's newest "social party with right-wing opinions," he said. While Raash never won any Knesset seats in the past, Schlosser said he expected the party's 14 candidates to receive public support. He said Tzedek Lakol's platform was premised on five main issues: • Uncovering a left-wing conspiracy to hide the identity of who really murdered prime minister Yitzhak Rabin. "Half of the Israeli population thinks it was the left side of the political map that killed Rabin, not the right side, not Yigal Amir," Schlosser said. "When we find the real murderer, we will throw the left side off the [political] map for 100 years." • Resolving a major issue pertaining to the Social Affairs Ministry and the courts. "They are too quick to take little kids from poor families and to give them to rich families," Schlosser said. "The government should help with money, with support. It's easy to take kids, but they should use the money instead to help these families." • Reducing the damage Israel's lengthy divorce process has on children. Tzedek Lakol aimed to create a special institute, outside the existing court system, he said, adding: "The religious and the civil courts fight [each other], and the kids suffer." • Reforming the banking system. Schlosser said the Israeli economy was broke. "All the business is down, only the banks earn millions of dollars every year," he said. • Fighting poverty. "We are against the situation of the poor in Israel," Schlosser said. This article is part of a series on new parties running in the March 28 election.


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