Capitalizing on Jerusalem
Likud is once again using Jerusalem to prevent the leaking of votes. In 1996 it was fear from the left, and now, it is fear from the right.
In the 1996 election, the Likud campaign slogan "Peres will divide Jerusalem" brought the party many votes from moderate leftists. Benjamin Netanyahu, the underdog until the very last minute, won that election. Today, leading the polls but lacking effective ammunition in its emergency storerooms that could prevent the leaking of votes rightward, Likud is once again enlisting Jerusalem to its campaign.
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