Just one question on the elections

Ben Packer,

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Ben Packer
Originally from Petersburg, Virginia, Ben Packer moved to Israel in 1999, where he served in the IDF's Givati Brigade in the Gaza Strip. Ben served as a Rabbi on campus at Univ. of North Carolina and at Duke Univ. Ben now serves as Director of the Jerusalem Heritage House (www.heritagehouse.org.il) and Co-Director of Young Jewish Conservatives (www.youngjewishconservatives.org). He lives in the Old City of Jerusalem with his wife and 6 children....

I just have one question (so far) on these Israeli elections: why would anyone that considers himself/herself "right-wing" vote for Likud? There is such a good chance you'll end up with Herzog! That can't happen with Bennett, and it certainly can't happen with Yachad.

I really have no explanation why someone would do such a thing. The only thing I can think of is the "country club syndrome" where folks like to be accepted by "proper society". Why cordon yourself off to narrow interests when you can be part of something bigger and more prestigious. At this perilous time, to embark on such a thought pattern seems silly, and frankly, irresponsible to me.

I'm not voting for Bennett, but any "right-winger" voting for Likud should definitely consider it strongly! G-d willing, there will never be another forced political eviction of Jews from their houses in the Land of Israel, but if there is under Likud/Herzog leadership, I certainly wouldn't want to have voted for that!