Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Netanyahu Gets Yesha Council Much Needed Endorsement

Wooing votes on the right, Netanyahu got the a much needed boost with the Yesha council's support of the Likud Beitenu list.

In a meeting call by Netanyahu with the heads of the Yesha Council, Yesha mayors promised they would support Netanyahu and call to vote for the Likud Beitenu party.

Yesha council members told Netanyahu they were not pleased by the party's personal and public attacks against Bennett, saying they viewed the attacks as an assault on the national camp."The Jewish Home party is a 'sister party' of Likud and so instead of criticizing the party and Bennett, we must focus on more important things, like authorizing Beit Ezra in Hevron, and authorizing the Levy report," one member said.

Netanyahu remained silent, while the coalition chairman Ze'ev Elkin responded for him saying, "Bennett started it."

The Mayor of Efrat, Oded Revivi, said, "Despite the justified criticism against Netanyahu over the construction freeze, Netanyahu is the Prime Minister who after 12 years of a freeze granted Efrat - the capital of Gush Etzion - massive building permits and allowed us to expand and grow."

"We put the hard things behind us, like the evacuation of Migron and Ulpana and we're looking at the glass half-full," said Head of the Beit El Council, Moshe Rosenbaum. "We are aware that the Prime Minister is under pressure from abroad and from home but we believe that he will do everything for the Jews of Judea and Samaria," he added.