I saw the latest poster plastered all over the Shomron (Samaria) today. Here is an English translation of the Hebrew. A photo of Rabbi Daniel Hershkowitz was in the upper left-hand corner, with one of MK Zevulun Orlev in the upper right-hand corner.
The Jewish Home [Party] asserts:So, maybe threats to bring back the National Union Party (Tequmah, Moledet, Ach"i) may actually come to pass, thus leaving the National Religious Party [NRP] to die a quiet, yet hopefully very lonely and painful, death,...finally.We are not a right-wing party.
[Committee-]elected party chair Rabbi Hershkowitz: "We do not see ourselves as right-wing nor left-wing....In The Jewish Home [Party] there is room for everyone." (09.12.08)Disappointed Members of Tequmah
I'm not holding my breath.
Perhaps even more telling was that on the main road from Tapu'ah to Ofra, every single one of these posters was covered over by posters publicizing something to do with Hanukkah candle lighting in Homesh. I didn't get a good look at them. So, I do know which organization(s) was responsible for them. (Why they neglected to cover up the posters at the entrance to Ofra, I have no idea.)
There were many posters to cover, sometimes blocks of six or more. Usually groups not in competition with either other will not monopolize posting space, not unless they are not thinking straight or received poor instructions.
Why Homesh supporters, or the people they hired to put up their posters, should take issue with members of Tequmah expressing their disappointment, I have no idea. I suspect the NRP, which would probably not get any mandates in Knesseth this time around without the help of its National Union counterparts.
It was certainly no accident that each and every poster had been covered.
Disappointed Tequmah Members will be even more disappointed when they find out.
*Tequmah was formed about 10 years ago from a right-wing break-off from the NRP.
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