MK Tzipi Hotovely (Likud), one of the big winners of the recently held Likud primaries, held a conference at the central Israel city of Or Yehuda on Thursday, during which she expressed her gratitude to her supporters. The event was attended by about 600 people.
"I thank each and every one of you, you have proven that the primaries system is credible in the face of corruption and deals, and puts in the top spots those who believe in the righteousness of their way," said MK Hotovely.
She told the participants that in the next Knesset she plans to "act to apply Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria and implement the conclusions of the Levy Report.”
Hotovely also addressed the Israeli decision to promote construction in the E1 area, which connects Jerusalem and Maaleh Adumim, and praised Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for the decision.
"The prime minister stood like a solid wall to carry out the most legitimate act by any country - construction around the capital city of the State of Israel - despite the international pressure,” she said. “A leader should first take care of his people, even if his country’s allies do not like it.”
Thursday’s conference was also attended by Yossi Dagan, the strategic affairs director of the Shomron Regional Council, who said, "Before the elections we wanted to know whether people who are ideologically loyal to Israel could be elected to the Knesset, or that only politicians can win, so we decided to run the ‘Hotovely Test’. Indeed, Tzipi Hotovely’s impressive achievement in the primaries, when she became the first woman on the Likud list, proves that ideology can win. Electing her brings the Likud back to its roots.”