'Shaked joining Likud would strengthen the party'

Journalist Erel Segal calls on former Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked to run with the Likud party, says right wastes votes by splintering.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Ayelet Shaked and Binyamin Netanyahu
Ayelet Shaked and Binyamin Netanyahu
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Journalist Erel Segal called on former Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked to join the Likud list for the 22nd Knesset.

Speaking on Radio 103FM, Segal said that "before the elections there are a few other decisions that must be made in the ranks of the parties. Labor has to choose a new leader, Orly Levy will join Blue and White (in my opinion). Ayelet Shaked should recalculate. What do I think she should do? Here it is: I very much support Shaked's joining the Likud and think it will strengthen the party."

"In the end, there is a legitimate debate here between the right-wing Likud voters and the right-wing parties. I know the big gap between the perceptions of these two groups, but we must admit that the religious right is standing on the back of the Likud's greater right. If the right splinters into small parties again, it will be the left's greatest opportunity to seize power," he added.

"In the current reality, in the face of the walk back to elections, every vote must be considered. The right had a lot of wasted votes, while the left has a lot of votes wasted by the Arab parties. These are lost voices that can be gained back. Who says that there is no news during the summer?"

Shaked confirmed earlier Tuesday that she would run in the upcoming elections in September despite failing to clear the electoral threshold in the previous elections in April.