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Livni with potential voter? Photo: Sodavideo
Livni with potential voter? Photo: Sodavideo
 
Mofaz at Jaffa's flea market
Mofaz at Jaffa's flea market 
 
 

 

Parties in last-ditch effort to gain votes

With only four days left before Knesset elections, Livni stops passersby on Tel Aviv's Rothschild Boulevard, Yachimovich visits Dizengoff Center, Bennett travels to periphery and Mofaz sits with potential voters over beer in Jaffa

Moran Azulay
Published: 01.18.13, 22:26 / Israel News

With only four days left before the Knesset elections, candidates are engaging in last-ditch efforts to recruit supporters.

 

Major party leaders took to Israel's streets on Friday morning, and between political panels and meetings with young people in Tel Aviv's entertainment centers, they asked the young generation to act on its right to vote.

 

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Dozens of Hatnua party volunteers were stationed at intersections across the country, handing out propaganda material. Hatnua Chairwoman Tzipi Livni and several of the party's potential Knesset members visited Habima Square and Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv and spoke to passersby.

 

Livni pleaded with the passersby to vote on Tuesday. "These elections have not been determined yet," she said. "Undecided voters have the power to change the results of these elections.

 

"The greater the power the public gives me and Hatnua list, the more we will be able to fight for a peace settlement, which is vital for the necessary change here. We are the only ones presenting this issue, which is the most critical issue for our future here, and we are also the only ones with the experience required to lead it."


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Livni on Rothschild Boulevard (Photo: Sodavideo)

 

Labor Party Chairwoman Shelly Yachimovich toured different places in Tel Aviv as well along with party volunteers. When she arrived at Dizengoff Center, she told the crowd: "Now we can see for certain that (Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu is growing weaker, and the difference between the (rightists and leftist-centrist) blocs stands at only three Knesset seats."

 

Yachomovich added, "Replacing the Netanyahu government is not a fantasy. I call on the public to go out and vote, and not to waste their votes on parties who won't cross the threshold or plan to enter the Netanyahu government under humiliating conditions. Any vote that goes to such a party is like voting for Netanyahu."

 

Yachimovich then moved on to an election rally in the Druze village of Beit Jann.


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Mofaz with his family in Jaffa

 

Kadima Chairman Shaul Mofaz visited the Jaffa Port and flea market. He met with young men and women, who told him they were still undecided on who to vote for. Mofaz sat with them over a glass of beer and tried to convince them to vote for his party.

 

Mofaz's wife Orit, his daughter and grandchildren arrived at the flea market as well, and they all sat together at a local café. The discussions focused on security issues and the security threats, as well as on economic issues like housing prices and taxes.

 

Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid participated in a political panel, while party volunteers visited shopping centers dressed in the campaign's t-shirts and handed out propaganda material.

 

During the political panel, Lapid said: "A position of power in itself doesn't matter. The question is what you do. I will not be part of a government that doesn't take care of an equal burden. The inequality, both in military service and in the participation in the labor market, is a moral distortion that affects our society and economy.

 

"When the prime minister talks about Yesh Atid's plan for equal service for everyone in an applicable outline, I believe that it can finally really happen, after 64 years during which nothing happened and nothing was done."

 

Habayit Hayehudi Chairman Naftali Bennett, who has been tightening his ties with the periphery recently, attended a cultural event in the northern city of Kiryat Motzkin.

 

The party's young leadership activists took over the country's major cities in an attempt to gather more and more supporters.

 

 

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