Party chairman Yaakov "Ketzaleh" Katz said "Gimmel [the ballot symbol for United Torah Judaism] activists panicked because of our erosion [of their power in the hareidi city -ed.]"
Ichud Leumi commentary:
According to the LifeinIsrael blog:
UTJ is courting the Arab vote, claiming they will fight against Lieberman's racism.
UTJ MK Moshe Gafni says:we are against racism and for the Torah, and the Torah clearly says 'Do not oppress an alien; you yourselves know how it feels to be aliens, because you were aliens in Egypt,'" (Exodus 23:9).
Evidently the UTJ has taken to perverting the Torah and common sense to garner votes from the very same Arabs who chased Jews out of Um al-Fahm today with thrown rocks and chants of "death to the Jews!" The law quoted does not apply to a hostile population, but rather to a friendly one that accepts the basic rules of human discourse and civilized behavior. It is our sincere hope that we can put such foolish rivalries behind us and work together, as Jews, to build up our state to be a light unto the nations.
We hold out an olive branch of peace and co-operation to any and all Gimmelniks, especially those supporters who wish to work with the Ichud Leumi, and call upon them to entreat their activists and leaders to follow the Gimmel voters who have already begun to migrate over towards Jewish and Zionist principles of the Ichud Leumi.