Netanyahu Joins Bennett's Attack: Labor List Is Radical Left, anti-Zionist

Habayit Hayehudi published a series of posters with the images of top Labor Knesset candidates along with quotes against symbols in the Zionist consensus.

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A poster of Isaac Herzog in a campaign against the Labor Party by Habaiyt Hayehudi.
A poster of Isaac Herzog in a campaign against the Labor Party by Habaiyt Hayehudi.
Jonathan Lis
Jonathan Lis

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday joined a campaign by Habayit Hayehudi attacking the Labor-Hatnuah list, labeling it "anti-Zionist," after Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni officially announced on Wednesday that the list will be called "Zionist Camp."

"The Labor Party elected a radical left and anti-Zionist list," Netanyahu wrote in a Facebook post a day after the party announced its primary results. "A chasm exists between the Likud, under my leadership, and the Labor [list] that includes people who are saying: 'Israeli women shouldn't send their children to the army', Hatikva (Israel's national anthem) is racist' [and] 'my Palestinian identity is stronger than the Israeli [one].

"There is no link between the national and responsible approach of the Likud under my leadership and the leftist and irresponsible list of Tzipi and Bougie (Herzog)."

Habayit Hayehudi on Wednesday published a series of posters with the images of top Labor Knesset candidates along with quotes against symbols in the Zionist consensus. The posters aim to push the Labor from the Zionist center-left toward the leftist Arab-Jewish party Hadash.

The posters include quotes by Herzog, saying that "the term 'Jewish state' is totally wrong"; by MK Stav Shffir, saying that "Hatikva is racist" and by MK Merav Michaeli, calling "not to send children to the army."

The Labor Party presented its candidates on Wednesday after the results of its primaries were released. During the event it was announced that the join Labor-Hatnua list will be officially called the "Zionist Camp."

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