Yisrael Beytenu Presents Knesset List

Several previous MKs likely to find themselves without seats as they are bumped down the list.

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Yisrael Beytenu released its Knesset list for the 2015 elections Monday, with several newcomers taking top spots amid polls indicating a huge fall for the party in the 20th Knesset. 

The list is as follows: 

1. Avigdor Liberman

2. MK Orly Levi-Abekasis

3. MK Sofa Landver

4. Ilan Shohat - mayor of Tzfat (Safed) 

5. Sharon Gal 

6. MK Hamad Amar 

7. MK Robert Ilatov

8. Oded Porer - former director for the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption

9. Yulia Melanovsky - chairman of the Student Union for Ariel University

10. MK Alex Miller

11. MK Shimon Ohayon

12. MK Leon Latinsky

Current MKs Miller, Ohayon, and Latinsky are likely to find themselves without Knesset seats, as polls indicate that the Yisrael Beytenu party is due to garner just 5-6 seats in the 20th Knesset. 

Foreign Minister and Yisrael Beytenu Chairman Avigdor Liberman addressed the list Monday, which emerges amid a massive corruption scandal involving several senior party members. 

"Negotiations here were more difficult for us than previous elections," Liberman said. "We decided between 65 people, each worthy of being in the top spot, to build the concept of reflecting the strata of Israeli society, the Israeli mosaic."

Liberman noted that, ultimately, top spots were given to party members who stuck with Yisrael Beytenu despite the scandal and other difficulties in recent months. 








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