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  1/3/2013, Tevet 21, 5773

Shaked Slams 'Chauvinistic' Likud Campaign


Jewish Home candidate Ayelet Shaked responded on Wednesday night to the Likud party's planned campaign targeting supposed "anti-women" candidates in her party.

"The Jewish Home has three women in the first 12 spots on its list, while the Likud has one woman in these spots," she said. "We are the only party in Israel in which women were elected not because of spots reserved for women on the list, but because of their efforts and actions."

Shaked added, "Thanks to this chauvinistic campaign by [Likud Beytenu adviser] Arthur Finkelstein, we'll also be able to get Gila Finkelstein, who is on the 18th spot on our list, into the Knesset. We suggest to the Likud that it look for its opponents elsewhere, and not be drawn into a chauvinist struggle against women."