Wed Sep 11, 2019, 12:24 PM

Rising star of Israeli right targets breakthrough

Jerusalem (AFP) - On a Saturday night, after sundown marked the end of the Jewish Sabbath, rising political star Ayelet Shaked shook hands, posed for selfies and downed shots of arak as she toured Jerusalem bars.

The head of the newly minted "Yamina" (Rightward) hard-right alliance does not mask her intentions: She wants one day to succeed her former boss Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister of Israel.

To further that aim and perhaps to soften her image, she recently took to the alleyways of Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda market, a hub of nightlife after the produce stalls close for the day.

The visit was part of her campaign ahead of Israel's September 17 general election.

"Campaigning means talking to people in the street, it's important," she told AFP as she visited the market district's bars and restaurants, her words occasionally drowned out by surrounding revellers.

The 43-year-old former justice minister caused a sensation among customers, who invited her to sit with them, pose for pictures or take a shot of the potent, anise-flavoured arak, to which she repeatedly agreed.

"You must vote Yamina to ensure that there is a right-wing government," she told the crowd.

"She is mesmerising," said Daniel Trattner, 22, who says voting for Shaked means "to vote for my values".

Shaked, an engineer who once worked as a marketing director for Texas Instruments, began her political career as a member of Netanyahu's Likud party.


She and Nikki Haley could lead the Israeli-American alliance for decades to come.

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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 12:28 PM

1. I think I will do some reading about her political beliefs. Interesting and Experienced.

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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 12:31 PM

2. nikki haley? did trump adopt her?

you republicans seem to like these eastern elites as "chosen rulars" and such


unlike dems who usually nominate a southern governor or his wife or, a senator from a flyover state.

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