Right Grabs TA Square from Left for Elections

Nachala Movement outpaces left in reserving Rabin Square for Saturday night ahead of elections, plans to have politicians on stage together.

Benny Toker, Ari Yashar,

Rabin Square rally (illustration)
Rabin Square rally (illustration)
Flash 90

Three days before the March 17 elections the Nachala Movement, which supports the Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria, is going to have a large rally in Tel Aviv's iconic Rabin Square, narrowly beating out leftist organizations for the venue.

Daniella Weiss, a member of the movement's management, told Arutz Sheva that all of the Knesset parties will be invited to the rally, emphasizing "we want to see on one stage the senior members of Likud, Jewish Home, Eli Yishai and (Meir) Porush, everyone who is ready to sit on one stage including (Moshe) Kahlon and (Yair) Lapid."

However, the movement was faced with serious challenges in trying to organize the rally.

"The left also wanted to hold a rally at the square on the Saturday night before the elections, but this time we rushed and the square is at the disposal of the right - the left took the Saturday night before," Weiss said.

Anticipating the event, she added "there will be here in Rabin Square competition between those who want to divide the land of Israel and those who are loyal to the land of Israel."

Weiss warned of cooperation between the poll-takers, the media and the left, commenting "they all joined together here in a tendentious manner to present the quote-unquote 'Zionist Camp' (joint list of Labor and Hatnua) as being at the heights, and all in order to trample Bibi (Binyamin Netanyahu) and the true Zionist camp."

"Everyone knows what the Zionist camp of (Tzipi) Livni and (Yitzhak) Herzog is, who declared the day after they joined together that they are going to Ramallah (the Palestinian Authority seat of power - ed.), and the meaning is clear," she added, hinting at more "peace talks" and concessions.

Opining on the upcoming elections, Weiss stated "the goal is that the right will form the government and that Netanyahu will be prime minister instead of Buji (Yitzhak) Herzog and Tzipi Livni."

"The election is hard because Netanyahu also didn't press for hastened development of construction in Judea and Samaria, but when in fateful decisions, sometimes the selection is difficult," she said.

Far from pressing for hastened development, Netanyahu and his coalition has in fact frozen all Jewish construction in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem for many long months, despite there being no direct request or agreement from an external source to do so. 

Weiss concluded "those loyal to the land of Israel prefer a government that won't harm the settlements, even if it's a government that didn't develop the settlements enough."

Many have warned the state of affairs will have long-term damage on the region and lead to an imbalance, particularly given rampant illegal Arab construction.




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