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MK Hotovely's Proud Parents: She'll be a Minister

MK Tzipi Hotovely made a fantastic showing in the Likud’s primaries and her parents couldn’t be more proud.
By Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski
First Publish: 11/30/2012, 6:48 AM

MK Tzipi Hotovely made a fantastic showing in the Likud’s primaries, and her parents told Arutz Sheva they couldn’t be more proud.

The members of the Likud placed the party’s nationalists high on its list for the next Knesset, and Hotovely was chosen to be in the ninth spot on the list. Hotovely is also the first woman on the list, a position that was held for many years by Minister Limor Livnat, who came in 17th and became the third woman on the list, after Hotovely and MK Miri Regev.

“We’re young parents and we’ve been privileged to receive what most people our age don’t receive,” Hotovely’s mother told Arutz Sheva shortly after the results of the primaries were announced Monday night.

“We’re only in our fifties and are privileged to be the parents of a young member of Knesset,” she added. “She’s not just young. G-d gave her a mission in this world. She deserves it, and we believe she has a great mission for the people of Israel and she fulfills it. May she continue to fulfill it as long as she can. We love her and strengthen her.”

Hotovely’s father said that the excitement and tension of the primaries caused him to lose three days of sleep. “I never imagined that she’ll get to where she got today,” he admitted, “because in the last election it was a miracle, so I told myself that miracles don’t happen twice. So I guess it can happen.”

Hotovely’s mother expressed her hope that her daughter will receive a ministerial position in the next Knesset.

“She wants to be the Minister of Education but it doesn’t matter. Any ministerial position is welcome. Without bragging…she really deserves to be a minister,” said the proud mother.