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Justice for the Elderly

Justice for the Elderly (Hebrew: צדק לזקן‬, Tzedek LaZaken) was a political faction in Israel between June and October 2008. It was led by Moshe Sharoni,[1] and had three seats.

Justice for the Elderly
צדק לזקן
Leader Moshe Sharoni
Founded 2 June 2008
Dissolved 27 October 2008
Split from Gil
Merged into Gil
Ideology Pensioner interest
Political position Center
Most MKs 3 (2008)
Fewest MKs 3 (2008)

HistoryEdit

The faction was established on 2 June 2008 when three MKs from Gil (Moshe Sharoni, Elhanan Glazer and Sarah Marom) left the party.[2] Glazer had initially decided not to quit Gil after being promised a Deputy Ministerial post (a decision which Sharoni claimed he would sue Glazer for NIS 2 million for),[3] but eventually changed his mind again and left the party.

The faction was initially planned to be associated with the Social Justice party,[3] with three MKs promised places in the top five on the Social Justice list in the next elections and Sharoni a senior cabinet post, as well as funding amounting to tens of thousands of shekels a month.[4] Gil MK Yitzhak Galanti stated that the "move could result in Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah or Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also 'buying' a Knesset faction to represent their views".[5] However, the agreement was later cancelled.[6]

On 15 October 2008 Sharoni announced that the faction was to merge back into Gil.[7] The merger went ahead on 27 October, although Elhanan Glazer broke away to establish another new faction, The Right Way.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Shahar Ilan (3 July 2008). "The newest game show?". Haaretz. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b Mergers and Splits Among Parliamentary Groups Knesset website
  3. ^ a b Lily Galili; Mazal Mualem (29 April 2008). "Breakaway Pensioners agree to represent Gaydamak in Knesset". Haaretz. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  4. ^ Yair Ettinger (5 May 2008). "Gaydamak, former Pensioners set sights on cabinet seats". Haaretz. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  5. ^ Shahar Ilan (18 May 2008). "Pensioners faction head: If Gaydamak can buy a Knesset party, so can Nasrallah". Haaretz. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  6. ^ "News in Brief II". Haaretz. 4 June 2008. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  7. ^ Mazal Mualem (16 October 2008). "Pensioners reunite with breakaway Justice for Elderly". Haaretz. Retrieved 23 January 2014.

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