Netanyahu accuses left of 'bussing' Arabs to polls

Netanyahu's appeal, the paper said, mirrored the PM's fears of a high voter turnout among Israel's large Arab community

Netanyahu accuses left of 'bussing' Arabs to polls

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday accused left-wing organizations of "bussing" Arab voters to the nation's polling stations in order to bring down his incumbent right-wing government.

"The right-wing government is in danger. Arab voters are coming out in droves to the polls. Left-wing organizations are bussing them out," Netanyahu said in a video uploaded to his Facebook page, Israeli daily Haaretz reported.

The Israeli leader, who leads the right-wing Likud party, went on to address party supporters: "We have only you. Get out to vote, bring your friends and family, vote Likud in order to close the gap between us and Labor."

Israelis on Tuesday flocked to polling stations to elect new Knesset members amid a dead heat between Netanyahu's Likud party and the center-left Zionist Union alliance.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Mart 2015, 16:53