Caroline Glick, a columnist for the Jerusalem Post, became the first to join the electoral list of Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked’s New Right party on Wednesday.
The American-born immigrant has been writing since 2002 for the Israeli right-wing for the Post, and also for Maariv and Breitbart.
The announcement of her joining the new party elicited a denunciation from the left-wing Meretz, saying “the New Right proved that it is the same old, inciting right. She who leads wild incitement on social media and on every other stage joins he who tried to destroy secularism and she who tried to destroy the judiciary,” referring to Bennett and Shaked respectively.
On Wednesday, Glick declared that “together we will work to protect Israel, to increase its security and to enact truly right-wing policies. I call on all those whose hearts beat with a Zionist spirit, secular and religious, to join us. This is your home.”