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'Leave the Likud' Application

Following the Knesset's vote against the regulation law, Jewish Home says the Likud's historic role is at an end.
By Gabe Kahn
First Publish: 6/6/2012, 6:49 PM

Smartphone (illustration)
Smartphone (illustration)
Israel news photo: Flash 90

The headquarters for former Yesha Council chairman and Jewish Home leadership candidate Naftali Bennet launch a "leave the Likud" application on Wednesday.

The new application, established under the guidance of attorneys and experts, is located on the "Israelis" website "Israelis," and includes a feature that allows users to select "I want to stop the outgoing Likud."

Doing so downloads a special form with instructions for how to cancel membership in the Likud party.

The system provides a parallel feature for joining Jewish Home, but does not require it.

Bennett's staff explained, "The number of requests we receive from people who want to leave the Likud has increased in recent days. Now it is simple, and we expect a mass exodus of Likud voters – especially since the regulatory law was voted down."

"Now they also have simple and easy solution," they added.

Bennett himself said "The Likud's historic role ended today when it ceased to represent the nationalist camp. Thousands in the Likud feel it is not their home, and that it is time to established a real nationalist alternative."