Communist Party of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party signed on Wednesday, February 10, a surplus vote agreement with the far-right and racist Religious Zionism bloc, which could help the Likud gain seats in the upcoming March 23 election. To get the racist party to sign the agreement, the Likud had to commit to take steps to “maintain the land of Israel and strengthen the state’s Jewish identity” In the next government that Netanyahu forms. Otzma Yehudit’s Itamar Ben-Gvir is montaged into a group photo of leaders of the Likud; the ballot for voting Likud has been amended to “Likud headed by Itamar Ben-Gvir,” instead of the crossed-out “Benjamin Netanyahu.” (Photomontage: Zo Haderech) Last week, Netanyahu pushed far-right MK Bezalel Smotrich to form a bloc with Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Strength) to minimize the chances that the tens of thousands of extreme right-wing votes the two parties would garner if running separately will not fall below…

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Likud Signs Surplus Vote-Sharing Agreement with Arch Racist Party