Druze rally in support of Yisrael BeytenuPublished on: December 26, 2012
Yisrael Beytenu Chair, MK Avigdor Liberman, Minister of Energy and Water, Dr. Uzi Landau and MK Hamad Amar today visited the Druze communities in northern Israel and met with party activists and members of the community. Many of the Yisrael Beytenu activists present expressed their hope that MK Amar becomes a cabinet minister in the next government. The tour included the towns of Yirka, Jatt and Peki’in.
MK Hamad Amar briefed Yirka residents on the accomplishments of this government and Yisrael Beytenu in particular in terms of improving the lives of Israeli Druze. , “We have improved the lives of Druze throughout the North by investing over 1 billion NIS in the local municipalities. We worked to ensure that the decision to establish a new Druze village in an area of about 1000 dunam went through and ensured there would be sufficient representation for the community, which will create 1,500 new jobs.” MK Amer added, “There are still many issues for which we must find solutions and causes we need to advance – for this we need a strong ruling party. Please do not waste your vote on ‘niche parties’ and parties in which we do not have a strong community representative. We want to focus on land allocation for soldiers and young Druze. We want more scholarships for Druze students and better planning and construction of our towns and villages. A vote for Likud-Beytenu is a vote for all these important goals.”
Minister Landau visited the Galilee village of Ein Mahal and said, “Our policy is to strengthen the Periphery and in particular the Druze community. Yisrael Beytenu ‘s relationship with the Druze community is longstanding. Together we have brought about some palpable, positive changes. Yisrael Beytenu does not cultivate a strong relationship with the Druze community only during an election season. We have a long-term commitment to addressing the needs and aspirations of this vibrant and important community.
Liberman addressed the housing problems of the Druze community and said, “If we get the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Housing, we can find a systemic solution. It will not happen in one day, but I believe that we can reach a fundamental solution. “