Likud-Beytenu Campaign LaunchPublished on: December 25, 2012
The Likud-Beytenu joint list came together this evening at Binyanei HaUma in Jerusalem, joined by thousands of activists for the official launch of the Likud-Beytenu election campaign.
The first speaker of the evening was Yisrael Beytenu Chairman, Avigdor Liberman. He said, “Standing on this stage is paradise for me. The last time we stood together on this stage was after the dramatic, against the odds Likud victory in 1996. I promise that we will return here after a great victory on the 22 of January 2013.
“Particularly at this time, the State of Israel needs unity in its government, which will ensure that Israel remains a Jewish, secure, and prosperous state. For the first time since 1977, the nationalist camp has not only been elected to lead the government but has truly governed without fear.
“This merger is important, and it is important that there be a sweeping victory. We need a strong prime minister, strong leadership that will lead the state to a better and safer future. You cannot strengthen the prime minister with a vote for a party to the right or to the left. A strong prime minister is a prime minister who has received the majority of the votes.
“I want to say to the ‘Enlightened Left, ‘You were there. You offered Abu Mazzen to divide Jerusalem and to return to the ’67 borders. And what did he say to you? Niet! No! This is the same Abu Mazen who only a few months ago at the UN accuses us of ethnic cleansing, war crimes, and the theft of Palestinian natural resources. Is this a partner?
The prime minister took to the stage following MK Liberman and opened with the sentence, “Am Yisrael chai- the Nation of Israel lives. I’m looking at Israel’s premiere league, at the Likud-Beytenu joint-list. It represents every Israeli citizen.
“The more Knesset seats Likud-Beytenu wins, the bigger the change we can bring about.”
Later, Likud-Beytenu said that the agricultural and housing ministries will return to Likud-Beytenu hands.