Courtesy of Haaretz:
6:50 P.M. Netanyahu slams election panel decision to bar his address from the airwaves
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said “no one will shut us up,” after the Central Election Committee barred the media from airing his address, deeming it “illegal election propaganda.”
“All day politicians have been talking in the media. Tzipi, Bougi, and Yair Lapid, talked in every possible TV studio and issued obvious campaign propaganda. The only one barred from talking over the media – is me. The Likud prime minister,” Netanyahu said in a Facebook post.
It should be noted that Netanyahu appeared earlier on Tuesday on a Channel 10 talk show.
In his statement, posted on his Facebook page, Netanyahu called on his supporters to vote, saying the margin between Likud and the Zionist Union is due to “foreign funds” funneled to “leftist groups.”
Sounds like Bibi is getting a little antsy! 😉
3:37 P.M. MK Dov Khenin accuses Netanyahu of racism and incitement against Arab voters
Joint List candidate and MK Dov Khenin petitioned the Central Elections Committee to remove the Likud campaign that casts Arab voters in a negative light.
“A prime minister who campaigns against voting by citizens belonging to an ethnic minority is crossing a red line of incitement and racism. This is especially severe on Election Day, when the message to Israeli citizens is to participate in the elections, vote, and take part in the democratic system. A statement like that, issued by the prime minister, shows that he has completely lost his way and that he is ready to break all the principles of democracy to safeguard his regime.”
Meretz chairwoman Zehava Galon also slammed the prime minister, sharing his Facebook post and commenting laconically, “Serious warning: Israeli citizens are voting in the elections.” (Haaretz)
3:19 P.M. Herzog and Livni at the polling stations: Feel like we’re going to make it
Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni, heads of the Zionist Union, have been touring polling stations across Israel since Tuesday morning. “I really feel that we’re going to make it, I see that people are not just saying good luck to me out of politeness, they hold me and actually pray,” Livni told Haaretz.
1:45 P.M. Netanyahu: Right-wing gov’t in danger – Arabs voting in droves
Likud is troubled over high voter turnout in the Arab community. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently uploaded a video to his Facebook page in which he said: “The right-wing government is in danger. Arab voters are coming out in droves to the polls. Left-wing organizations are busing them out. We have no V15, we have Order 8
, we have only you. Get out to vote, bring your friends and family, vote Likud in order to close the gap between us and ‘Labor.'”