Bayit Yehudi is on the rise

Fellow MKs call Magal’s candidacy a ‘blessing’ shortly after the news anchor announces his candidacy for Jewish Home.

“Yinon joins to lead a party which is not ashamed to love the Land of Israel, the people of Israel, and the State of Israel.”

By Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, INN

magalSeveral Jewish Home MKs have welcomed the candidacy of senior Walla! News editor and Sayeret Matkal veteran Yinon Magal for the 2015 elections Sunday, praising his values and outspoken resolve to stand up for the State of Israel.

“I have known Yinon for over 30 years, as a soldier and an officer in Sayeret Matkal, and he has true Jewish and Zionist values,” MK Moti Yogev stated Sunday. “I congratulate him for joining Jewish Home and wish him well.”

Deputy Minister of Education, Avi Wortzman (Jewish Home) added that Magal’s candidacy is a “great blessing.”

“Jewish Home is a home for everyone, which incorporates the best men and women in Zionism,” Wortzman added. “Yinon joins to lead a party which is not ashamed to love the Land of Israel, the people of Israel, and the State of Israel.”

Pensioners’ Minister Uri Orbach (Jewish Home) testified to Magal’s loyalty to the State.

“Yinon Magal is a great man, a good friend, who is true to tradition and to Israel,” Orbach stated. “He will continue to support Jewish Home in other sectors, and the former journalist will help us stand up to the Left and bring more top officials.”

Former Yesha Council leader and Jewish Home candidate Dani Dayan, added that “Yinon is an excellent man and a professional journalist who succeeded in every role he has undertaken.”

Yinon Magal, who has served in the prestigious Sayeret Matkal unit and under several major Israeli newspapers, announced his candidacy in a viral videoreleased Sunday, whereby he said he “is not ashamed to love the Land of Israel, the people of Israel and the Torah of Israel” and that he supports Religious Zionist causes.


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  1. @ Bear Klein:
    I send to Ted via comments upgrades on the cumulative poll about once a week. It is done by HS youngsters and only in the North. I centralize the data processing.

  2. @ yamit82:
    Hi Yamit,
    Please explain why Herzog is electable when he is a lot less charismatic than Feiglin, whose lack of charisma, according to you, is his foremost handicap.
    Please explain to me Herzog’s role, if any, on the Barak corruption scandal, and whether Herzog’s refusal to comment on it will hurt him with the Left.
    So that you know, if I could vote in Israel, I would vote Bayt Yehudi. If Bennet is elected, it will, once and for all, confirm that Feiglin’s strategy to remain in the Likud because it was not a sectarian party, a complete mistake.
    Also, what are the chances of your very favourite Eldad, to join Bayt?.
    Be well and happy new goyishe year in advance!!

  3. @ yamit82:
    You maybe mostly correct. My basic point is that the latest scandal of Lieberman party is starting to have an impact amounting to a significant negative for Yisrael Bitenyu. I believe they will lose a lot of mandates.

  4. @ Bear Klein:

    Lieberman is a one man party. Nobody voted for his list because of those he picked even Landau. Landau neither brought or lost votes by being on the list.

    Time most if not all these lifetime professional politicians go the old politician burial grounds….

  5. @ Bear Klein:
    Let me see if I understand this…
    The pollsters, presumably versed on the science of Gaussian distributions and other trade tools make forecasts regarding a population including 61% who is unresponsive?
    I’ll be d…ed.
    No wonder our findings from person to person polling and their wind bag polling are so different.

  6. I tried a moment ago and my comment went puff!
    I have no way to explain why our cumulative poll, (all questions remain constant), produces completely different results than those shown by pollsters galore.
    Mr. Bennett’s party is very much in the increase and at present hold to nearly 19 mandates.
    The hybrid combination of Livni and Hertzog, (nothing to do with MAPAI), remain in the 15 mandates range, regression analysis based forecast is negative.
    The fact that virtually all of Livni’s MK’s are gone is a sign that cannot be disregarded. Further, their desperate offer to the Muslim parties is another marker regarding their true standings.
    I remain with the numbers collected by the HS students doing an ongoing poll in the North.

  7. @ Bear Klein:
    Our cumulative poll is not yielding at all those numbers. I already sent the results to Ted’s Blog.

    Jewish Home is in the 19 range steady and positive. He is being joined by high quality people who know where the chances are better.
    Livni Hertzog are in the 15 mandates range and the regression analysis based forecast is not in their favor.
    That is confirmed in practical terms by their desperate attempt to draft the Muslims into their coalition attempts.
    I may have not mentioned it but I am a somewhat well known in specialized fields that include Quality and Reliability Engineering as part of those systems. Statistics are a mainstay for us.
    As everyone knows, in Israel the voters have found a way to tell the truth to the pollsters a lie shamelessly in the voting booth… 🙂
    I would use a large bag of salt before using what one or an incestuous gang up of the usual pollsters come up with.

  8. I am also in favor of Bennett but here is what the weeks poll of all the polls says,

    Category: Polls

    Knesset Jeremy Poll of Polls – Weekly Average #4: Labor-Livni 23.2, Likud 22.6, Bayit Yehudi 15.7, Yesh Atid 9.5, Koolanu 8.8, Yisrael Beitenu 8.0
    Filed under: Knesset, Polls — 2 Comments
    December 28, 2014

    Knesset Jeremy’s Weekly Average – The Israeli Poll of Polls

    Knesset Jeremy Weekly Average #4 (week of Dec 21-Dec 27 2014) of 8 polls from 7 polling companies (2 Panels, 1 Smith, 1 Geocartography, 1 Dialog, 1 Teleseker, 1 Sarid, 1 TRI, 0 Midgam, Maagar Mochot, New Wave)

    (Last Week in brackets), current Knesset seats in [brackets]

    1st 23.2 (22.1) [21] Labor+Livni

    2nd 22.6 (22.0) [18] Likud

    3rd 15.7 (15.4) [11] Bayit Yehudi* (includes poll of 13 w/o Tekuma)

    4th 09.5 (09.2) [19] Yesh Atid

    5th 08.8 (10.1) [–] Koolanu

    6th 08.0 (08.8) [13] Yisrael Beitenu

    7th 06.8 (07.2) [07] Yahadut Hatorah/UTJ

    8th 06.5 (06.7) [06] Meretz

    9th 05.3 (05.5) [10] Shas

    10th 03.6 (03.8) [02] Ha’am Itanu (Yishai+Chetboun)* (polled over threshold in 5 of 8 polls this week, very close in other 3)

    11th 10.7 (10.1) [11] Hadash, Ra’am-Ta’al & Balad

    12th 00.0 (00.0) [02] Kadima

    70.0 (71.7) [61] Right-Religious (Parties that have not ruled out a BB coalition)

    50.0 (48.2) [59] Center-Left-Arab (Parties that have ruled out a BB coalition)

    Changes from week 3 to week 4:

    Yesh Atid moves up to 4th, Koolanu drops to 5th.

    Largest Gains: Labor-Livni gained 1.1, Likud gained .6 and the future United Arab List gained .6 as well.

    Biggest Losses: Koolanu dropped 1.3 seats, Yisrael Beitenu lost 0.8, UTJ dropped 0.4.

    Knesset Jeremy Analysis – Week 4:

    1 – Parties that have not ruled out a BB coalition Bloc: Week 1-76.4, Week 2-73.5, Week 3-71.7, Week 4-70.

    Prime Minister Netanyahu’s future coalition possibilities are becoming more limited as the campaign goes on. In the first three weeks there was not a single poll that had his potential partners falling under 70 seats and now his current high-low is 72-67. Shas, Yisrael Beitenu & now Koolanu are bleeding votes and Yishai might not pass the threshold. Likud still has the best shot at forming the next government, but that could change as time goes on.

  9. I am more and more impressed by Mr. Bennett’s savvy and field work. There is a long time until March and we may well be in for a major change here.