Chetboun Welcomes Results of Likud Primaries

"The people want a nationalist government," says Ha'am Itanu's Yoni Chetboun in response to Likud list.

Ben Ariel,

MK Yoni Chetboun
MK Yoni Chetboun
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MK Yoni Chetboun, who recently left the Jewish Home party and joined Eli Yishai’s Ha’am Itanu party, welcomed on Thursday evening the results of the primaries in the Likud.

"Congratulations to our friends in the Likud, together we will work towards a bigger and stronger nationalist camp that will lead Israel,” he said.

“In two and a half months, the citizens of Israel will be asked to choose between the nationalist camp and the Oslo C camp. The people want Jewish communities, they want security - the people want a national camp, and the people will have their say,” added Chetboun.

While key nationalist MKs such as Tzipi Hotovely and Moshe Feiglin will likely find themselves out of the Knesset due to being placed in unrealistic spots on the Likud list, other advocates of the Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria were ranked high on the list by the party members.

These include Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, Minister Yisrael Katz and MKs Ze’ev Elkin and Danny Danon, all whom were placed within the top 10 spots on the list. 

Also likely to return to the Knesset is former MK and Deputy Minister Ayoub Kara, who ranked 24th.

Kara, a Druze, is a very strong Israeli nationalist and a longtime ally of Feiglin's. He has called Jihad and Hamas terrorists "descendants of the Devil" and recently said that Avigdor Liberman is "really a leftist."