After Israel’s election, Democratic Majority for Israel Board Co-Chairs Ann Lewis and Todd Richman released the following statement:

“Israel’s political system, based on proportional representation, gives every party with 3.25% of the vote or more seats in its parliament. One of those very small parties, based on Islamist ideology, may determine who leads the country’s next government.

“We are appalled to see another small party comprised of racist, Kahanist Jews, join the Knesset. We have condemned this party before. The views of these Kahanists are antithetical to Israel’s founding principles and to our Democratic values.

“Bringing them into a governing coalition would be wrong.”