Rafi Levengrond, whose daughter Kim was murdered in a Palestinian terror attack, will join the election race with a new “party of second-class citizens.”
By Jack Gold, World Israel News
Rafi Levengrund, whose daughter Kim Yehezkel-Levengrond was killed in a terrorist attack in October, has decided to form a new party and run for the 21st Knesset.
Kim was murdered during a terror attack at the Alon factory in the Barkan Industrial Park in Samaria along with another employee, Ziv Hajbi.
Levengrond’s grievances with the current leadership lay mostly in the financial spheres.
“We are setting up a party of second-class citizens. There is a deception of the public who think that there is a right and left here; it is not true. There is no right and no left. There are rich people of both kinds,” he said, according to Ynet.
“The left is represented by the rich and the right is represented by the rich, and they treat the public like a milking cow. There are princes and princesses here, and the public votes for them time and again,” he added.
Levengrond slammed the Israeli politicians, charging that they “they have made all kinds of promises for 70 years, but these are words without content. The Likud has been in power for more than 20 years, and what did it do? Does it need another election to say ‘I’ll do’? It had enough time to do it.”
Elaborating on his goal for change, he said: “There is the right-wing bloc that receives support from the U.S., and there is the left-wing bloc that receives its support from Europe, and there are lobbyists in the Knesset who do all the work for unions and the rich people. I intend to represent the small citizen, the one who is constantly being milked, the one who does everything and has no one to represent him in the Knesset,” he said.
“I intend to do every word I say, not just make promises,” he vowed.
From finances to counterterror
According to Levengrond, Kim would have been happy to see him enter politics.
“My children knew I had always done everything necessary to keep them safe and sound,” he said. “I came to the scene of the attack and saw Kim’s body bleeding, and that brought me back to my father, who was forced to watch his mother and his sisters being shot. I felt that we had a common destiny and it was impossible for the Jews to be constantly weak. It is time for the Jews to take the law into their own hands.”
Given the current political configuration, Levengrond’s party has little chance of making it into the Knesset.