Israel Political Brief January 23, 2013: Elections 2013: Yair Lapid Yesh Atid Chairman’s Victory Speech ‘We Have a Great Responsibility’

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

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Lapid: We Have a Great Responsibility

Source: Arutz 7, 1-23-13
“A heavy responsibility was placed our shoulders,” says Yesh Atid chairman after exit polls predict he’ll lead the second largest party.

Yair Lapid
Yair Lapid
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“A heavy responsibility was placed our shoulders tonight and the State of Israel is facing serious challenges,” Lapid said in a victory speech at his party’s headquarters.

“Throughout the campaign there was one sentence that I was told again and again,” he added. “Everywhere I went someone stood up and said: ‘Do not forget us when you’re there, do not be like all those who get elected and then forget.’ I will not forget.”

“We are here together, not at the expense of one another but with each other,” said Lapid, calling to form as broad a government as possible, uniting the moderate forces in the left and right “so we can really bring about a real change in Israel.”…READ MORE

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Israel Political Brief January 23, 2013: Elections 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s Victory Speech ‘Proud to be Your Prime Minister’

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

Netanyahu: Proud to be Your Prime Minister

Source: Arutz 7, 1-23-13

“I thank you for giving me the opportunity for a third time to lead the State of Israel,” says Netanyahu in victory speech.

Netanyahu speaks after elections

Netanyahu speaks after elections
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who will head a large but weaker Likud party in the new Knesset, gave a victory speech at his party’s headquarters on Tuesday night.

“You have once again proved that Israel is a vibrant, dynamic, exemplary democracy, and I am proud to be your Prime Minister, and I thank you for giving me the opportunity for a third time to lead the State of Israel,” Netanyahu told the Israeli public. “This is a great honor but also a great responsibility.

“I see many partners in our mission and, by joining hands in a wide coalition we can succeed,” Netanyahu said, adding, “I believe that the results of the election are an opportunity to make the changes that the people of Israel are longing for.”…READ MORE

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