In the presence of about 1,000 supporters, Shas on Wednesday night, in the Jerusalem Convention Center, launched its election campaign announcing it is working towards 20 seats in the next Knesset.
“On Election Day, whoever loves the Torah must vote Shas” stated Rav Ovadia Yosef Shlita. “Everyone must bring ten additional people to vote. Anyone with a vehicle must place it at Shas’ disposal. Anyone with a taxi must present himself at a voting station on Election Day. This is how we can reach 18-20 mandates”.
The rabbi also promised his audience that whoever votes for Shas will “enter Gan Eden”.
Party leader Minister Eli Yishai addressed the forum, asking “Do you remember the negotiations with Livni? They wish to divide Yerushalayim. We will never agree”!
Yishai also vowed to continue fighting towards increasing the monthly child allowance and a monthly minimum wage of NIS 5,000.
Yishai went on to discuss Shas’ demands for the educational portfolio, commenting how both Likud and Kadima stated they would never give it to Shas. “They are afraid of us” he stated, explaining if Shas earns 20 seats, they will have enough power to demand the education portfolio.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)