Bayitt Yehudi, the most right-wing party in the Knesset, would rise from 12 seats to 18.
This if elections would be held now, according to a Panels poll broadcast Thursday on the Knesset Channel.
The poll was taken Wednesday, the day after the funerals of murdered teens Naftali Fraenkel, Gil-Ad Sha’er, and Eyal Yifrah, who were part of the religious Zionist community that tends to vote for Bayit Yehudi and Likud Beytenu. It found that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s Likud Beytenu would fall from its current 31 seats to 28.
Immediate reactions to the poll on social media diagnosed the Israeli population as moving rightward. But the Center-Left bloc actually gained a seat from 59 to 60, while the Center-Right bloc fell from 61 into a tie with the Center-Left.
Labor, which has been gaining support since the election of Isaac Herzog as party chairman, would rise from 15 to 21 making Herzog the unquestioned leader of the Center-Left camp. Yesh Atid would fall from 19 seats to 13 and Meretz would double its mandates from six to 12. Hatnua would fall from six seats to three, and Kadima would win zero.
Source: Jerusalem Post
As a non-Israeli, I will be careful not to take side in Israeli politics.
But I must admit, its interesting to see the increase in support of the party that is closely related to the Israeli National Religious movement.
But the increase in support of the Religious Zionist movement, is not strengthening the players on the right-wing of Israeli politics. The conservative secular center is loosing support to the center-left. In conclusion. The divide in Israeli politics are as open as ever.
From a Biblical perspective, the Religious Zionist will eventually be betrayed, marginalized and persecuted. Only Evangelical Friends of Israel will stand united with them, claiming a united Jerusalem and Jewish settlers right to live in Judea and Samaria. Than we shall all see the return of the Messiah.
Written by Ivar