Jewish Home worried voters leaving to Likud

Jewish Home MK Ayelet Shaked warns that voters for the right-wing party are drifting to Likud in an effort to boost Netanyahu’s standing.

She tells the Walla news website: “We are working eagerly, there is good momentum for the right [wing], but there is an exodus from Jewish Home to Likud. This is a dangerous wave that could lead to a national unity government.”

Shaked says that long-time Jewish Home voters are telling her they are considering Likud, because the prime minister has cautioned that “Herzog will be tasked with building a coalition if he has more mandates, despite the fact that in no scenario does Herzog have a coalition.”

The Jewish Home Knesset member says that given more votes, Likud will likely join forces with the Zionist Union.

“To the voters of the Jewish Home, I say: Those who want Stav Shaffir to be a minister should vote Likud, because it will lead to a unity government, and those who want us to be ministers, should vote for the Jewish Home.”

Knesset member Ayelet Shaked from the Jewish Home party February 3 2013. (Photo credit: Flash90)
Knesset member Ayelet Shaked from the Jewish Home party, February 3, 2013. (Photo credit: Flash90)