Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Yair Shamir Slams Bayit Yehudi Anglo Campaign: Just Video Clips

Former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman’s No. 2 in Yisrael Beytenu, and number 4 on the joint Likud Beitenu lisr, Yair Shamir, slammed Bayit Yehudi’s efforts to attract English-speaking voters as unauthenticated, saying that Yisrael Beytenu was the only party with a serious track record of working on behalf of immigrants from English-speaking countries, Gil Hoffman reports.

“We deal with issues affecting Anglo immigrants all year long and not just for a campaign,” Shamir said. “There is a difference between a campaign for elections and a party that has aliya as one of its main objectives, just like there is a difference between boys and men."

“There are those who just make a video clip to earn some votes for elections. Our commitment is much deeper than that,” he said.

“Anglo immigrants are great audiences,” Shamir said. “They are good listeners, they are very polite, and you can have civilized discussions with them in the question and answer period. They give you a feeling they are able to be persuaded.”