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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
LeaderMoshe Sharoni
Founded2 June 2008
Dissolved27 October 2008
Split fromGil
Merged intoGil
IdeologyPensioner interest
Political positionCenter
Most MKs3 (2008)
Fewest MKs3 (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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