Hold on to your seats everyone! Party lists to be closed!

The simple, fair, and logical thing to do would be to offer Itamar Ben Gvir the number 5 spot on any technical merger in order to ensure that ballots aren’t wasted

Tzvi Fishman, | updated: 21:39

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Hold on to your seats everyone! We are approaching a landing. In a matter of hours, the final, party-candidate lists for the upcoming elections must be sealed and delivered to the Knesset.

How many votes on the right will be cast into the garbage this time around? We have learned that a small party which runs alone is wasting its time and the money of donors, as well as weakening the chances of forming a strong rightest government. Yet it seems that the losing scenario may happen again, paving the way to a government either led or heavily influenced by the Left.

The race to the party-candidate deadline is fast approaching and it is a rollercoaster ride to the finish. “WEEEEE!” The eyes of the Nation are wide with expectation to learn what will be. In the newly-formed United Right, everyone is holding on to their seats. It is no secret that the joint party led by Rav Rafi Peretz and Bezalel Smotrich received enough votes to pass the voter threshold in the last election because of the union with Otzma Yehudit. And it must be remembered that although Ayalet Shaked and Naftali Bennett have been flexing their muscles like winners of the Olympics, they didn’t even make it into the Knesset in the last political melodrama that the voters of Israel were forced to endure. 

Therefore, the simple, fair, and logical thing to do would be to offer Itamar Ben Gvir the number 5 spot on any technical merger in order to ensure that ballots aren’t wasted. Personally, I don’t believe that Otzma Yehudit should become a part of a group that changes its colors to match the upholstery of the seats in the Knesset, but if such a marriage is to be consummated, Ben Gvir certainly deserves to be number 5 on the list. Give him what he deserves and the farce is finished.    

Naftali, with the same largeness that you conceded your party’s leadership to the former Minister of Justice, who was willing to be an actress in perfume commercials to win votes, in your love for the Nation, give Itamar your seat.

And Bezalel, didn’t you say you would do anything to make the block work?

Be magnanimous and give Ben Gvir your place!

And Rav Rafi and Moti Yogev, for the benefit of the Clal, move over a bit.

And last but not least, my dear lady, the darling of voter surveys (who didn’t win enough votes to get in the last time), if you propose to be a leader, then be a leader and make Itamar Ben Gvir number 5. 

The roller-coaster ride is speeding toward the finish! Everyone hold on to your seats!




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