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‘I’m Afraid of What Happens Wednesday’

Activist Moshe Zar tells Arutz Sheva that it’s not the votes he's worried about, but the coalition politics that follow.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 1/22/2013, 6:06 PM

Lieberman and Netanyahu
Lieberman and Netanyahu
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Long-time Land of Israel activist Moshe Zar does not fear the outcome of Tuesday’s elections. However, he is highly concerned about what happens Wednesday, when parties begin to vie for places in the ruling coalition.

“The battle in these elections is between right and left,” he told Arutz Sheva.

“There is still a part of the nation that thinks that peace is just around the corner, and we just need to make some effort, some small concession, and then we will be able to enjoy hummus in Shechem [Nablus], Damascus and Amman,” he said.

Most Israelis no longer believe that, he continued. “Most of the nation is in favor of the land of Israel; the majority has opened its eyes and understands that peace is not around the corner, that the other side has no intention of making peace,” he said.

“But there is real reason to fear that the three parties from the center leftwards will unite after the elections and ask the president to recommend one of them to lead the government,” he warned. “And that would probably be bad news.”

Zar urged Israelis not to vote for small parties. “There’s strong concern that tiny parties will waste their votes” by not reaching the minimum necessary to enter Knesset, he said.

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