Daily Israel Report

Gimpel & Abramowitz's Campaign Picks Up Momentum

Gimpel & Abramowtz, running for slots on the Jewish Home Knesset list, secures the support of census heads in Gush Etzion and Shomron.
First Publish: 8/31/2012, 3:16 AM

Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel
Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel
Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel

Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel’s campaign for a slot on the Jewish Home Knesset list has gained momentum over the past week.

The two are behind TheLandofIsrael.com, an online media effort that has registered hundreds of thousands of followers on social media and recorded millions of views for their YouTube film series on Israel. The two announced their candidacy for the Jewish Home list last month.

In addition to having convinced large numbers of olim to join the Jewish Home party, Abramowitz and Gimpel recently met with the heads of ​​the party’s census centers in Gush Etzion and Shomron, who decided to join hands and help his candidacy.

The advisor to the head of the Gush Etzion Regional Council, Gad Kahane, who heads the Jewish Home’s census headquarters in Gush Etzion, on Thursday praised Gimpel and his actions for the settlement enterprise over the years.

“I see Jeremy Gimpel as a most worthy candidate to represent the settlement enterprise and the entire national religious public in the Knesset,” he said. “Jeremy has proven excellent leadership capabilities and exceptional performances in the subjects of public diplomacy, promotion of tourism and in many other areas. After months of primaries, Jeremy has brought a young and fresh spirit to the census. I'm sure he’s the best person to represent us in the next Knesset.”

Gimpel also received praise from the acting head of the Shomron Regional Council, Reuven Gur Aryeh, one of the heads of the party’s census headquarters in the Shomron.

“Jeremy will faithfully serve the public in the Knesset, because of his communicational and organizational skills, and especially because of his ability to bring large sectors from the population of olim from the United States, which unfortunately until now we have lost to other parties,” said Gur Aryeh. “I'm sure that electing Jeremy will serve our community, the Land of Israel and the party.”

Since he and Abramowitz announced their candidacy for the Jewish Home list, the two have met with the three candidates who are running for the party’s leadership – Minister Daniel Hershkowitz, MK Zevulun Orlev and Naftali Bennett. The meetings were held at the request of the candidates.