Monday, December 17, 2012

Livni Party Anglo Candidate Promises Reform Minyan and July 4 "Hootenanny" if Elected

Want a reform minyan in the Knesset or a July 4 'hootenanny' celebration, then vote for 'Hatnu'a - Tzipi Livni's party, says Knesset candidate professor Alon Gal. In order to achieve that goal, Israelis would need to grant Livni's party 13 seats necessary to elect New Jersey-born, North Carolina-raised Prof. Alon Tal in the January 22 election.

Tzipi Livni appointed him Sunday to head her party’s campaign among immigrants from English- speaking countries and in its efforts to advance religious pluralism in Israel, The Jerusalem Post reports.
“I am thrilled to be in a party led by someone who understands that Jewish tradition can be manifested in more than just an Orthodox tradition, and that there is room for all expressions of religious affiliation in our country,” Tal said. “[Livni] considers herself Masorti and sent her son to the Conservative Movement’s Noam youth group. She had the opportunity to become prime minister, but she refused to capitulate to ultra-Orthodox blackmail.”

“There is a large percentage of Anglos who haven’t decided who to vote for,” he said. “I believe we have a much stronger basis for attracting Anglos than our competition. If I get into the Knesset, I promise there will a hootenanny with my Arava Riders bluegrass band on July 4 to celebrate.”