The Bennett-Shaked “New Right” Party: Still in Netanyahu’s Pocket
Now the Right in Israel also has a Tzippy Livni. The “New Right” party, headed by Ministers Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked, has been born.
Similar to the new Gantz party on the Left, for the Right as well, it makes no difference how the votes will be divided. At the end of the day, all of them – beside Zehut – are in Netanyahu’s pocket.
Does the “New Right” have a different alternative?
Despite the repeated attempts to copy Zehut, Bennett and Shaked’s new party has no purpose or message – and will be more of the Netanyahu-Bennett-Shaked same.
Bennett is not just any old Knesset Member who resigns and establishes a party. He is a leader who has betrayed his constituents, a commander who has betrayed his soldiers while blaming them for his fiascos. For instance, why couldn’t Bennett have refused Rabbi Druckman’s request that he remain in the government this past November, after his ultimatum to quit if Netanyahu would not make him Defense Minister following Lieberman’s resignation?
Bennett is the man who betrayed his constituents and joined the celebration over the torture of Religious Zionist youth under false pretense in the Duma affair.
This is the man, this is his message, this is the New Right.
On January 29th, the date of Zehut’s Open Primaries, we will begin to truly change politics in Israel.
Zehut is not a party of religious and secular. Zehut is a party in which those concepts no longer exist.
We have had enough opportunistic imitation and smoke and mirrors.
We have had enough Lapids, Gantzes and Bennetts.
The time has come for purpose.
The time has come for liberty.
The time has come for ZEHUT.