Politicians Mobilize for Right's Rally on Sunday

Likud and Jewish Home ministers urge public to attend massive right-wing rally scheduled for Sunday at 7 p.m. in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square.

Cynthia Blank, | updated: 09:41

Pro-Israel rally (illustrative)
Pro-Israel rally (illustrative)
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A massive right-wing rally, titled "United for the Land of Israel," will be held Sunday night at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv.

Despite reports that right-wing politicians were opposed to the rally, many leaders from different parties are expected to speak. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will attend, it was confirmed Sunday morning, and musical artists Udi Davidi and Amir Benayoun will perform. 

Showing support for the demonstration this weekend were several ministers from both Likud and the Jewish Home. 

Urging the public to attend, Economy Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) told supporters in a video clip Friday not to believe the media which has tried to "suppress" and "discourage" the Right. 

"We cannot despair forever. On Sunday, at 7 p.m. in Rabin Square - a large rally for the real national camp. I want everyone to come."

Fellow Jewish Home candidate, Housing Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home), also called on the public to attend the rally, stating "we have to come en masse and say clearly that the land of Israel belongs to the people of Israel."

"Only a strong right-wing government will prevent the disconnected ideas of the extreme Left - ideas that Israel has tried too many times. Instead of bringing peace, they've brought only blood, sweat, and a lot of tears."  

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katza representative for Likud at the rally, said Saturday night that because upcoming elections are so critical to the future of the state, there must be "compulsory participation" for the rally. 

"The media and the elite are mobilized to bring down Likud and bring power to the Left and the Arabs, so we cannot sit idly by," Katz said, in a call for the public to attend. 

Former deputy defense minister Danny Danon (Likud) also stressed to constituents the importance of attending the rally. 

"On Sunday we will fill the square and say in a loud and clear voice: We will not compromise on Israel's security and we will not return to the black days of Oslo."

Arguing that a vote for Kulanu or Yisrael Beytenu would ensure Labor comes to power, Danon stressed, "this a critical time for all national camp believers to return home to Likud."




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