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Jerusalem - With New Political Party, Anti Zionist Rabbi Looks to Join Knesset

Published on: November 27, 2012 06:00 PM
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Jerusalem - Long known for his involvement in the Kiruv movement as well as his divisive anti-zionist views, Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak is setting his sights on yet another arena, with the announcement of the creation of a new political party.

Rabbi Yitzchak’s declaration came amid cheers and applause during a shiur Tuesday night in Bat Yam and marks the first time that the oftentimes controversial figure has suggested a foray into the world of politics.  In the videotaped shiur, which appears on Rabbi Yitzchak’s shofar.tv website, Rabbi Yitzchak explains that he has been asked numerous times to take on a government position and has opted to create the new party, titled Koach L’Hashpia, the power to influence.

According to Rabbi Yitzchak, who says that polls already predict his winning a minimum of five or six seats in the upcoming Knesset election, the new party’s platform will be the return of the government to the hands of the people, and he promised to represent the average Israeli citizen and fight for their rights.

“We want people to represent us and deliver on their promises,” said Rabbi Yitzchak. “There should be bread for one shekel.  There should be no more hungry people digging through garbages, pulling out rotten tomatoes and discarded cucumbers.  Kibbutzim should be returned to the people so that young families will have appropriate places to live until they get established.”

Rabbi Yitzchak criticized elected officials for caring more about world opinion than the welfare of Israeli citizens.

“Stop letting Obama run our country,” declared Rabbi Yitzchak.  “Nothing has changed in the past sixty four years.  Now is the time and the opportunity to bring about change.”

Watch below the full speech of Rabbi Yitzchak where he announced today his political party.


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 Nov 27, 2012 at 06:21 PM torontonian Says:

Will he use a smartphone in the knesset? Will Shimon Peres and other attend his shiurim?

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 06:14 PM PrettyBoyFloyd Says:

He's not anti-Zionist.

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 06:09 PM FrumJew Says:

There are way too many parties, especially Haredi parties. All these tiny parties will just give more seats to the Arabs.

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 06:06 PM alterknaker Says:

I hope if succeeds big time. Now who is next in the line? Next please.

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 06:33 PM ALTERG Says:

Can he pls show us where he found now a hater to sit in knesset with kofrim gmirim?

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 06:26 PM Dov77 Says:

With all respect Rabbi Yitzchok will have now another reason why he needs an I-Phone to watch how his polls will show zero

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 07:24 PM Aryeh Says:

One mans kofir is another mans tinuk shenishba...

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 07:27 PM Israel politics Says:

amnon yitchak "we all want to see your birth certificate

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 07:30 PM The Part that Makes Sense Says:

I like the part about making sure no one ever has to scrounge through garbage dumps looking for rotting food so as not to go hungry. At least he got that right.

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 07:33 PM Anonymous Says:

wonder if he asked hagon rav ahron leib shteinman daas torah on wether he should run for the knesset or not??
or did he only ask about his smart phone/tablet or perhaps didnt ask that either ?
i think this man is talented in many ways but it may have gone to his head of late
he definetly likes the good life smart phones, fancy new cars, driver, landing in public arenas by helicopter (all these dramatics cost mega bucks!! that could have been used to feed the people picking rotten tomatoes out of garbage dumps if he really cares) his dramatics are great he should join with someone whom he publicly shamed LIPA theyd make a great team together im sure LIPA would forgive him
as a matter of fact i think LIPA should run as he really sincerely cares about others

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 07:36 PM volfe Says:

(To comment #5)I thing his HETER is, that he will give his speeches in KNESET, and all of the kofrim will became BAL TSHUVES-anti tziyonim and then they will give back Israel to the Palestinians
I THING THE NETIRAH KARTAH PUT HIM INSIDE ..........

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 07:41 PM Jewish world Says:

Reply to #5  
ALTERG Says:

Can he pls show us where he found now a hater to sit in knesset with kofrim gmirim?

What ? Kofrim ? Your Shmutzig mool can only bash jewish Ppl ?? Omg how far u have gotten,.. Your Gihnnam is bigger then this world...

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 07:47 PM ChareidiMan Says:

is there an end to this madness? How much attention can one person demand?

Unless people start ignoring this underqualified human being that drives a BMW by tricking people to his sharp tounge, he wont stop!

How gulliable are jewish people that they can be sold to anything that moves. When will we stop to confuse Warmth and emotions compared to Follishness and fraud.

Dont let our good nature and soft heart be confused with idiotcy and non sense! there is nothing wrong with telling someone that he is a fraudster and you will still get Olam Habbaa.

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 08:08 PM proud-mo-israeli Says:

power hungry charlatan. At least he will takes votes away from the Shastitutes

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 08:09 PM Pines Says:

this fellow would be the worst for the chareidim and certainly for the seculars.

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 09:38 PM Anonymous Says:

The "power to influence" comes from a higher power. Not from a political party. This guy should go roast some tomatoes and eat his own candy instead of passing it off for a Jewish life.

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 09:43 PM Torahjew Says:

you are a hippocrate you are against smartphones but you have one you are anti zionist but take their money
go back to kiruv where you r supposedly good at charedim have their parties it is either utj or shas

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 09:54 PM Facts1 Says:

Reply to #13  
ChareidiMan Says:

is there an end to this madness? How much attention can one person demand?

Unless people start ignoring this underqualified human being that drives a BMW by tricking people to his sharp tounge, he wont stop!

How gulliable are jewish people that they can be sold to anything that moves. When will we stop to confuse Warmth and emotions compared to Follishness and fraud.

Dont let our good nature and soft heart be confused with idiotcy and non sense! there is nothing wrong with telling someone that he is a fraudster and you will still get Olam Habbaa.

You are way over the top. He did a lot and is a big talmid chacham.

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 11:25 PM enlightened-yid Says:

Another genius entering politics as if Shas is not enough.

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 Nov 28, 2012 at 03:53 AM Shmuley4congress Says:

will he end up losing like Rabbi Shmuley who also ran for Congress ...

or like mondey meyer running to get attention

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 Nov 28, 2012 at 06:05 AM ross Says:

A shame to see him falling to such a low level.ready to sit with kofrim for a little power.oh I forgot he has a problem with Lipa .I allw

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 Nov 28, 2012 at 07:03 AM The-Macher Says:

A cheap entertainer. He belongs in Knesset with the rest of them!

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 Nov 28, 2012 at 08:54 AM MarkTwain2 Says:

Shucks, I thought he would name his party" do as I say and not as I do", as per cell phone story. Any suggestions for names of a new iPhone app to track his political career?

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 Nov 28, 2012 at 09:49 AM Anominous Says:

I started listening to him and don't understand: 1) The name "Koach" sounds like WE GOT POWER, when all the power is from Hashem; 2) To return the government to the people - But a righteous government should return the people to the government, not the opposite. We shouldn't want democracy to run the state, as many times people vote for what is convenient, not necessarily what is good for them; 3) Bread for shekel - But what about those who don't have the shekel - Bread should be freely available to all those who need it just like we have food stamps here in the U.S.

I stopped listening at this point as I lost hope.

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